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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 10-17-2007, 08:26 PM
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Unhappy drain bolt

my drain bolt leaks...ive changes the bolt and the washer and it still leaks.....added a little bit of stop leak(dont want to kill my car)which slowed the leak. do i need a new oil pan? if so i think ill just let it leak...its not that bad of a leak
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:39 PM
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Oil Leak

Did you tighten the bolt to 24 ft-lb? Is it over tghtened? Is there something on the threads (like teflontape) that may help? But not contaminate the oil
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:01 PM
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drill and tap or drill and heli-coil, simple fixes, hold good, but not a permanent fix. plus you might need a new drain plug and a quart of 5w-20 to get some of the shaving out.

i know ive done this a few times on VWs and audis.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:24 AM
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Did you tighten the bolt to 24 ft-lb? Is it over tghtened? Is there something on the threads (like teflontape) that may help? But not contaminate the oil
yes its tightened to 24lbs....ill try teflon tape
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