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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Sep-02-2016, 03:31:29 PM   #81
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Default Re: DIY: Oil pan removal + engine mounts

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Don't use RTV AND a gasket! I learned that the hard way with a Jeep transmission. Sucker leaked like a sieve once it was up to temperature! Per the scolding from the mechanics shop: use one or the other. I used the OEM gasket when I dropped the oil pan. No leaks here. I did put a bead of RTV over the two joints in the block per BMW manual. The bead went between the block and the gasket.
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Manual says "non-hardening" gasket maker in the four corners. Is that rubber gasket dressing? Any suggestions?
This is what the tech at my local indy shop told me to do. RTV sealer in the corners only.
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I only used RTV at the seams. No leaks as far as I can tell
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Old Sat, Sep-03-2016, 03:57:59 PM   #83
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Default A way to hold gaskets in position during reassembly

I have started using string to thread gaskets in place (ie to timing cover, will try with oil pan). Depending on the part, you need the end-most, corner, or sometimes center holes for first bolts on reassembly, so do not thread those.
Tie one end of the thread around the other, then pull tight and align the gasket.
Once the first bolts are in, cut the thread and remove it. Had a big Voila!
with the 2 wiggly gaskets on the timing cover on an m52 yesterday, looking
forward to same on an S54 oil pan next week.
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Old Sat, Sep-03-2016, 09:30:40 PM   #84
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Default Re: DIY: Oil pan removal + engine mounts

Not gonna lie when I put my oil pan gasket back I put a thin layer of rtv all around it......no leak as of yet

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Default Re: DIY: Oil pan removal + engine mounts

now thats what i call a DIY!
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It took me 4 hrs to replace the oil pan, engine mounts, and oil pan hoses. I am not a fast worker.
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It took me 4 hrs to replace the oil pan, engine mounts, and oil pan hoses. I am not a fast worker.
The oil pan job for sure isn't for the faint of heart.......very involved.

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