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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-16-2005, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! anybody out there know the steps to change the oil pan on a 325 IC?

I am using a "Bently's" and got the pan loose but cannot understand how to get to to the oil pump retaining bolts that are supposed to be removed befor the pan can come out. The pan does not drop far at the point I have gotted to......according to the Bently's .. I am now supposed to remove three pump retaining bolts, lower the pump into the pan and then I should be able to remove the pan...... ghead
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You will have to jack the engine off its mounts. An engine bean that sits across the strut mounts and lift the motor from the top is the best but you can do it will a trolley jack from underneath
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