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Old 12-24-2012, 01:55 AM   #289081
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Yeah, it's not a fun job, lol.
Wasn't too bad actually. I'm extremely happy I had my impact wrench, and I'm happy it can remove a bolt almost instantly, and can spin controllably enough to reinstall them; those 22 bolts that hold the pan would take forever if you had to do them by hand.

I feel like a lot of time was wasted jacking up the car; do want 2 post lift.

Time was wasted going back and forth underneath the car; a mechanics creeper or lift would help this part immensely.

Time was wasted warming up from the cold and drinking tea and eating tea cookies.

Fluid leaked everywhere and was hard to avoid.

The current Harbor Freight 301 piece tool kit is without question the best car tool kit to get to get unless you are getting Snap-On, Matco, Wiha, Stahwill, Wera, etc...

With a two post lift, and having done the job before, it's a 1 hour job.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:16 AM   #289082
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Every 30k miles.
That's a conservative number. I'd probably say 30-60k depending on driving conditions and weather.

130k looked like it was too much inside of Ramin's transmission, but no problems I don't think.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:21 AM   #289083
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 AM   #289084
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #289085
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Couldn't have said it better myself.

My parents have always told me, they'd prefer a phone call from me at 3am that I need a ride, rather than a phone call from an officer at 3am saying I didn't make it home.
lol, my parents say the same.

I took them up on this offer one time, when I was drunk in SF at 4am.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:03 AM   #289086
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Sometimes I write outrageous things to seem, well, outrageous. All I meant was that driving around the peninsula today was redonkulous as people are maroons. At least in the Pathfiner you can see a bit further ahead and get around them. Apologies, never take me too seriously; I'm always chasing the laugh or wry irony with my writing.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:05 AM   #289087
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:07 AM   #289088
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That's a conservative number. I'd probably say 30-60k depending on driving conditions and weather.

130k looked like it was too much inside of Ramin's transmission, but no problems I don't think.
With the hilly stop/start driving and sub-freezing winter temps and the 90+ degree streaks we can get in the summer, I'm probably more towards the lower end of the spectrum.

More than anything, I'd rather baby the transmission than have to shell out for a new one.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:09 AM   #289089
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lol, my parents say the same.

I took them up on this offer one time, when I was drunk in SF at 4am.
Were they in a "we're glad you chose the responsible option" mood or the "what the hell were you thinking! You just wait until we get home..." mood?
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1am. Girlfriend's gifts are wrapped for her to open tomorrow...well, today... cards are done. Shower, then bed, and wake up at 8:30 to get ready and head to her house
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Possibly one of the most miserable times spent under a car.
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Wasn't too bad actually. I'm extremely happy I had my impact wrench, and I'm happy it can remove a bolt almost instantly, and can spin controllably enough to reinstall them; those 22 bolts that hold the pan would take forever if you had to do them by hand.

I feel like a lot of time was wasted jacking up the car; do want 2 post lift.

Time was wasted going back and forth underneath the car; a mechanics creeper or lift would help this part immensely.

Time was wasted warming up from the cold and drinking tea and eating tea cookies.

Fluid leaked everywhere and was hard to avoid.

The current Harbor Freight 301 piece tool kit is without question the best car tool kit to get to get unless you are getting Snap-On, Matco, Wiha, Stahwill, Wera, etc...

With a two post lift, and having done the job before, it's a 1 hour job.
Agree on almost all counts.

The first time, I did it all by hand. Much better with power tools.

Getting the car up high enough and level is the most time consuming part, followed by filling the fluid with a hand pump.

I don't get enough room under the car with a creeper, but cardboard works pretty well.

Glad I've usually done trans fluid changes in the summer, haha.

The fluid makes an awful mess and it's almost unavoidable if you drop the pan. It also smells horrible.

HF has the best kit on a budget.

Yes. Much, much easier with a lift. I'm glad I have access to them occasionally.
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Wasn't too bad actually. I'm extremely happy I had my impact wrench, and I'm happy it can remove a bolt almost instantly, and can spin controllably enough to reinstall them; those 22 bolts that hold the pan would take forever if you had to do them by hand.

I feel like a lot of time was wasted jacking up the car; do want 2 post lift.

Time was wasted going back and forth underneath the car; a mechanics creeper or lift would help this part immensely.

Time was wasted warming up from the cold and drinking tea and eating tea cookies.

Fluid leaked everywhere and was hard to avoid.

The current Harbor Freight 301 piece tool kit is without question the best car tool kit to get to get unless you are getting Snap-On, Matco, Wiha, Stahwill, Wera, etc...

With a two post lift, and having done the job before, it's a 1 hour job.


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That's a conservative number. I'd probably say 30-60k depending on driving conditions and weather.

130k looked like it was too much inside of Ramin's transmission, but no problems I don't think.
I'd say it's on the mark. The old BMW maintenance schedule was 15k miles for auto trans and 30k for manual and diff.

My GM 5L40E's ATF was pretty bad after 40k.
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Wasn't too bad actually. I'm extremely happy I had my impact wrench, and I'm happy it can remove a bolt almost instantly, and can spin controllably enough to reinstall them; those 22 bolts that hold the pan would take forever if you had to do them by hand.

I feel like a lot of time was wasted jacking up the car; do want 2 post lift.

Time was wasted going back and forth underneath the car; a mechanics creeper or lift would help this part immensely.

Time was wasted warming up from the cold and drinking tea and eating tea cookies.

Fluid leaked everywhere and was hard to avoid.

The current Harbor Freight 301 piece tool kit is without question the best car tool kit to get to get unless you are getting Snap-On, Matco, Wiha, Stahwill, Wera, etc...

With a two post lift, and having done the job before, it's a 1 hour job.
The impact driver was a god-send when we did my oil pan gasket. So many bolts I can't imagine undoing them all by hand. I my impact. I've used it from everything from fencing to car work and just about everything in between.
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Miles, I found out about the plug. I think its # 8 in this pic...by checking the description I think its the one.

08 Screw Plug With Gasket Ring M10X1 1 03/2002 24117552351
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Miles, I found out about the plug. I think its # 8 in this pic...by checking the description I think its the one.

08 Screw Plug With Gasket Ring M10X1 1 03/2002 24117552351
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Get a ruler with metric increments and measure the major diameter of the threads and thread pitch. Compare that to the thread measurement realoem.com gives you. If it's M8x1.0, then it should have a major diameter (diameter measured from the top of the threads) of 8mm and a pitch (spacing between the top of each thread) of 1 mm.
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