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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-28-2015, 06:11 AM
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Oil pan gasket replacement without actually using a gasket?

ok, flame suit on.

Has anyone done this by cutting the old gasket and replacing the pan using only sealant and no gasket (m52 engine to be specific)?
Plenty of other manufacturers use just sealant without a gasket so I see no reason why it would not work ok on our engines.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:29 AM
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Volvo, Honda use liquid gasket for years...
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:36 AM
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Give it a try and report back.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:37 AM
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Audi and Saab as well which is why am thinking it should be ok for us. Just wondering if anyone has actually done it and has any real world experience to report.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:33 AM
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See also:
- How to identify an oil pan leak (1) & how to remove & replace the E39 V8 oil pan gasket (1) & how to replace the E39 I6 oil pan gasket by dropping the subframe (1) & the Mudbone / cn90 trick to cut and replace the rigid metalized I6 OPG without removing the sub frame (1) & how to substitute pure RTV as a FIPG formed in place gasket for the 6-cylinder E39 oil pan gasket without lowering the sub-frame (1) & how to build or buy your own hoist & engine-support tools (1)
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