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    Originally posted by camren123 View Post
    i have had some people tell me you can do it but i'm thinking about using a jack to raise it to make some room to take the oil pan out but i'm confused now that i think about it, its going to be a bitch to get the oil pump back in..
    I recently this week finished swapping my oil pan also.. It really wasn't that difficult.. I jacked the engine up from the ac pump after loosening the motor mounts (careful this way I tore a mount in half! >.<).

    I took off the oil pickup also, 3 bolts, easy. Just let it drop into the pan, makes removing the pan super easy.

    Essentially the reverse to install, left the oil pickup in the pan, got the pan 'into place' but left chillin' on the subframe and wiggled it around enough to reinstall the oil pickup. Also don't forget to take out the dipstick, and be careful with another piece in there (reminded me of a gerbal water container) it gets in the way but you can push in the bottom and wiggle the pan in/out.

    For the gasket, I applied sealent around the pan and gasket then let it sit upside down (on the gasket) for about 20mins, then applied more sealent and installed, worked pretty well. <- was told by a mechanic that this is a simple way to get it to stay.

    Good Luck!

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      Originally posted by daiku View Post
      I recently this week finished swapping my oil pan also.. It really wasn't that difficult.. I jacked the engine up from the ac pump after loosening the motor mounts (careful this way I tore a mount in half! >.<).

      I took off the oil pickup also, 3 bolts, easy. Just let it drop into the pan, makes removing the pan super easy.

      Essentially the reverse to install, left the oil pickup in the pan, got the pan 'into place' but left chillin' on the subframe and wiggled it around enough to reinstall the oil pickup. Also don't forget to take out the dipstick, and be careful with another piece in there (reminded me of a gerbal water container) it gets in the way but you can push in the bottom and wiggle the pan in/out.

      For the gasket, I applied sealent around the pan and gasket then let it sit upside down (on the gasket) for about 20mins, then applied more sealent and installed, worked pretty well. <- was told by a mechanic that this is a simple way to get it to stay.

      Good Luck!

      Thanks a lot ! and how did you brake your mounts though?


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        Originally posted by camren123 View Post
        Thanks a lot ! and how did you brake your mounts though?
        I only broke one, I have a feeling it was already going bad... Just raised the engine from the ac bracket, as it went up the pass side one just split in half, no noise no resistance, just snapped.. Easy fix, but annoying. Didn't even realize it broke at first.. haha, just a little fyi :D

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          unbolt the oil pump .. its 3 bolts and makes it way easier!!!

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            i can only find two mount nuts? supposedly there is four from the directions


            86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
            89 red 535i 4dr- sold
            87 black 325e 2dr- DD
            84 black 533i 4dr- project

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              sorry if i sound stupid for all the questions ..


              86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
              89 red 535i 4dr- sold
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                Originally posted by camren123 View Post
                i can only find two mount nuts? supposedly there is four from the directions
                For the motor mount or the pickup?


                Motor mount has one on top to engine arm and one on the lower portion to the front subframe



                Originally posted by camren123 View Post
                sorry if i sound stupid for all the questions ..
                Last edited by EN318isPDX; 05-03-2013, 03:57 PM.

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                  motor mount but imbkust trying to find the right hieght it seems like it needs to be pretty high up


                  86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
                  89 red 535i 4dr- sold
                  87 black 325e 2dr- DD
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                    Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
                    Nvm on fender roller, i put the bcaps back on.
                    T-ball bat and a jack work wonders in a bind... :D Lol
                    -Erik
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                    Originally posted by 87e30
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                      fuckin shit ha i need a more even jack point


                      86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
                      89 red 535i 4dr- sold
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                        Originally posted by camren123 View Post
                        fuckin shit ha i need a more even jack point

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                          Originally posted by EN318isPDX View Post
                          to be honest i don't know where that is


                          86 blue 325e 4dr- Totaled :[
                          89 red 535i 4dr- sold
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                            Originally posted by camren123 View Post
                            to be honest i don't know where that is
                            The point was if you need a larger jacking surface you can put a 2x4 or 4x4 between the jack and the trans

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                              Excuse my mess of a desk! Dinan Intake Manifolds for a E31 850CSi back from extrude hone services, AND powder coating. Fresh!

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                              Also doing intake manifold flanges/gaskets and reinstalling a new Dinan Clutch Kit in a Z8!

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                                Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                                Excuse my mess of a desk! Dinan Intake Manifolds for a E31 850CSi back from extrude hone services, AND powder coating. Fresh!

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                                Also doing intake manifold flanges/gaskets and reinstalling a new Dinan Clutch Kit in a Z8!

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                                The car.
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