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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 08-25-2005, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a 91 318is and I noticed that the oil pan hangs pretty low how many of you guys that have lowered your E30 have smacked the oil pain?? I have seen alot of them lowered and was just curious if that was a major problem with doing that
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I got a 91 318is and I noticed that the oil pan hangs pretty low how many of you guys that have lowered your E30 have smacked the oil pain?? I have seen alot of them lowered and was just curious if that was a major problem with doing that
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Yes...you do have a raised probability of taking out the pan, so if you proceed with the drop, be very careful. You'll learn over time to drift towards the center or the edge of deeply crowning roads, but the possibility is still there.
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thats why i would never lower my E30! and the pan is a pain in the A$$ to replace!
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Yeah I think I am going to leave it the way it is I realy don't feel like ripping it off and plus I don't feel like rolling to get out of my car
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thats why i would never lower my E30! and the pan is a pain in the A$$ to replace!
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im gonna lower my car just ride wit some of your friends that have lowered cars and you will just start avoiding dips without noticing my car isn't even lowered and on dips i go to edge of curb
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