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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-02-2016, 11:50 PM
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I need the bolt hole size for 2004 bmw e46 oil pan

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one of my oil pan bolts is stripped inside the threads. It is leaking oil out and I want to put a heli coil into the hole but I need to know the size of heli coil to get to repair this.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:55 AM
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Let`s be clear on exactly what the problem is....
Did you strip the oil pan drain plug, or one of the bolts that fastens the pan to the block ?

If it`s a fastener bolt, the Time-Sert is a better solution than Heli-coil

https://www.belmetric.com/timesert-t...FUdehgodzh8Bgg
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:00 PM
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its a fastener bolt that holds the pan to the block
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:05 AM
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:33 PM
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thanks, I think i will go to the auto salvage get all 21 . I still need to know the size they are so i can get a time sert kit
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:43 PM
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thanks, I think i will go to the auto salvage get all 21 . I still need to know the size they are so i can get a time sert kit
directions to answer your own question posted right above you.
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Hex bolt

i got the part number but real oem does not tell me the size of the bolt
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Hex bolt

i got the part number but real oem does not tell me the size of the bolt
So, take another one out of the pan, run it down to a machine shop or well-stocked hardware store that knows what they`re doing (Ace Hardware around me is pretty good), and have them gauge it for you....
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