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BadBoyE39
11-07-2012, 08:16 PM
This weekend hopefully we are going to try to get this done.

Air filter:
Front pad sensor
Front pads:Pagid oem:
Spark plugs: Bosch: 6
Oil filter:
Valve cover gasket set
Washers:
Oil canister gasket:
Fuel filter:

have I missed anything while its open. I hope the valve cover gasket solves my oil leak, i'll know more once we open it up.

looking for 4 used snow tires.

BadBoyE39
11-08-2012, 06:59 PM
went to a small shop after i put on the snows, the guy said my leak was the oil pan gasket,

from what I have read, most people say its the oil filter canister gasket, its drips so muchs it travels all over the bottom so its hard to tell unless you really clean it. that gasket always gets brittle and cracks, has anyone done this, easy? 2 hour job?

StraightSix
11-09-2012, 12:54 AM
Do your VCG and OFHG then use a degreaser and clean the block. This will make it easier to spot leaks after. If your oil pan gasket is leaking (highly doubt it) it's a real pain to replace it. To drop the oil pan you have to drop the entire front subframe and support the engine from the top.

If you do have to remove the oil pan, I strongly suggest welding or safety wiring your oil pump nut to the sprocket. The nut tends to back off if your engine regularly sees sustained 6k+ rpm, which causes a complete loss of oil pressure and your engine becomes a boat anchor.

BadBoyE39
11-09-2012, 07:52 AM
thanks will do,

here is a link, in case anyone else needs it.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=659100