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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Mar-11-2013, 10:08:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: Changing Diff Oil

^ You could use a bolt as described above.

I went to autozone and bought a 14mm hex bit. Theirs was in the base pretty well, so I just hacked the end off with a grinder. I put that in the plugs and turn it with a 14mm wrench.
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Return your tool to Amazon. Go to Harbor Freight and buy their hex sockets for $13. Then fit a 14mm box end around the allen, insert into fill plug and open.

Mine was on tight. I used a pretty long pipe over the wrench to break the fill plug free.

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...7880-html.html
Or buy this set from HF: http://www.harborfreight.com/12-piec...set-94961.html

These are shallow enough to use with a 3/8 ratchet.
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Wow. Lots of good ways to do it. Thanks a lot for making up for my lack of creativity hahahaha
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i purchased a 14mm allen online for a couple dollars in advance before attempting this, cut the shorter side of the allen wrench off to make the piece that would work...hmm wonder what i did with that

i used a box wrench and a large pipe over the box wrench to get them off, torqued on from the factory very tight
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