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Old 04-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #106
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Ya seriously.. you don't need to do anything but unbolt the steering rack, bent their tabs about 70 degrees and move the rack out of the way, unbolt the pan and drop it. I've done this. It works.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #107
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Well, I cant get the transmission housing off because a bolt snapped.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #108
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Im not sure, I thought you were supposed to?

http://www.rtsauto.com/e30-bmw-oil-p...d-replacement/

Following this guide, it says to remove the housing or something, so I started to do that.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #109
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Not the housing, just the cross member. It's the piece that goes under the transmission.

I found that guide to be a touch misleading about the sump. Those sump bolts are *wery wery* hard to remove. Unbolting the rack and bending the tabs, however was easy.

But in the end, both work. Good luck man.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #110
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Alright, I'll try your method Jason and let you guys know how it goes. Didnt do any work on it today.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:57 PM   #111
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Guys I cant get the pan off lol -.- bolts are snapping..
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #112
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Whaaa? The oil pan bolts are usually so loose they come off with the slightest twist.

Lefty loosy lol?

Seriously though, I don't understand this. Some of mine were so loose they turned out by hand, which I understand happens a lot.

You gots the bad luck.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #113
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I havent even gotten to the oil pan bolts lol. Granted I just started working on the car tonight as I was busy, but I can drop the steering rack, or the tranny cover to access the oil pan bolts. Ridiculous.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:35 AM   #114
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Ohhh.. damn. Do you have penetrating oil? And MAPP gas torch for some heat? Really helps.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:26 AM   #115
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Like everlast said.

It's become ritual for me to soak all bolt the day before I tear into anything mechanical on the BMW.

I have bit extractors to lend if you need to fish out the broken bolts
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #116
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I did spray them with penetrating oil, but only for an hour prior. I'll spray everything tonight and let it sit overnight.

If you would lend me the extractor set Ryan, that would be much appreciated. I only have a week left until I need this car on the road :\
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #117
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take a picture of underneath...i want to see whats going on.......shouldn't be anything to get those screws out
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #118
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Kk will do at 5 when I get home.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #119
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I did spray them with penetrating oil, but only for an hour prior. I'll spray everything tonight and let it sit overnight.

If you would lend me the extractor set Ryan, that would be much appreciated. I only have a week left until I need this car on the road :\
No prob. I'maround after 5. Pm me if u still need addy
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #120
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I can't seem to pm anyone from my phone. Could you shoot me a text with the address? 613-eight98-89four0

Hope that wasn't too confusing :p
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