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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 07-26-2004, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i have to replace my lower oil pan and i've got all the screws out but it seems to be sealed on there pretty tight... does anyone have any suggestion on how to break the seal without breaking the oil pan in the process? all the shops just told me it will come off with persistance and the manual says nothing about it so i'm a little lost... thanks
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard that if it sticks, you can take a rubber mallet and hit it a few times to try and shake it loose. is it empty of course? haha. Make sure its empty before you try that technique. of course I doubt it'd be attached if it was still empty... anyhow, just get a good rubber mallet, and give it some love taps.
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Old 07-27-2004, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, i took a rubber mallet to it and believe me i definitely gave it some love taps but the thing wasn't budging. Good news though, while i was at work my dad gave it a try with a crow bar and got it off!! Now i just gotta get it fixed! Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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haha, I only read this. I hope he didn't mess up the gasket, I've heard that if it gets messed up it can cause leakage later that will lead to some potential problems. :-x
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um bro, get a new gasket man dont use the old one now
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we always use a gasket sealer caller RTV or RVT. it is incredible stuff, alill' messy, but u will never have to worry about a leak again. we put it on the gaskets of our race truck, and we have never had leaks, even when we beat the hell out of the truck racing in the desert.

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wow thats pretty impressive, it will work with any seal?? wats the full name of this product?
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yeah, i'm pretty sure that sealant stuff was what was on the pan in the first place. I was considering using that again but i decided to just go ahead and order a gasket from a local european shop. Good news, no leakage so far...
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badass, good luck to ya man
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way to go josh that was such a bitch to get to work!

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way to go josh that was such a bitch to get to work!

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haha that was funny to read...
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