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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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Oil pan replacement ?

Anyone replace oil pan on 325e? Looking for tips from someone that's been there. Thought just support engine a few inches high after disconnecting drive shaft and manifold. Better ideas anyone.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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You really should get a Bentley manual.

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:43 AM
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For a small lift (up to say, 3") no need to disconnect anything, IF you are careful
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:51 AM
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The trick is getting the oil pump out so you can then pull the pan. You're going to have some "head scratching, how the crap do I do that?" moments. Putting the pump back when you're buttoning it up is fun, too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:24 PM
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I found the easiest thing was to use an engine support bar to hold the engine up and drop the subframe crossbar completely out of the way
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:22 PM
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I think your only job it s to jack up the car and star unbolting the screws from your oil pan bro.
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