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Old 04-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #178
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Saint Leonard, MD
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My Ride: 2003 E46 325i sport
Hello everyone! Just changed the ATF today, it shifts great no slipping anymore. I did three times drain and fill... I torqued the bolts on the pan for 7 ft.lb. Then later for no reason decided to torque it more to 14 ft.lb. Stupid idea! One of the bolts is stripped now. It didn't come off when I tried to unscrew it by hand, but it's less tide than 7ft.lb. All other bolts are ok. I left all of 'em at 14ft.lb. Didn't want to lose 'em up, because probably the gasket is now smashed and might start leaking if it's lose. It's not leaking for now. If it starts leaking I will probably buy longer bolts and add nuts to it. If anyone have a better idea please post it. In case I have a problem with it I will want to fix it right away!
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