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Old 09-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #301
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Good luck, guys. EDWAGON, since you have an xi, I'd recommend you read my post on this job: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...&postcount=276
I did OFHG today able to leave ps pump connected and just pulled apart housing from engine block with plenty of room to change gasket. I found that gasket was very hard but don't think this is the source of my oil leak like stealership said. Used the you tube video as a guide.
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When I had an oil leak, I thought it was the OFHG, which I replaced, however, in my case it turned out the oil pan gasket was leaking. Just for reference, dealer wanted just shy of $1,000 to replace the $30 gasket. I did it myself.
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When I had an oil leak, I thought it was the OFHG, which I replaced, however, in my case it turned out the oil pan gasket was leaking. Just for reference, dealer wanted just shy of $1,000 to replace the $30 gasket. I did it myself.
Not meaning to hijack the thread, but oil pan gasket repair in the manual says to suspend the engine using special tools. What DIY did you use for the oil pan gasket? (You may PM me if need be.) Or just post the DIY link perhaps?

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There is a DIY here, and I posted observations on the job here. Most use a Harbor Freight engine support bar to hold the engine while dropping the lower suspension.
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When I had an oil leak, I thought it was the OFHG, which I replaced, however, in my case it turned out the oil pan gasket was leaking. Just for reference, dealer wanted just shy of $1,000 to replace the $30 gasket. I did it myself.
Yep.... But it is a horrible DIY for a cheap gasket... Sucks

Talking about the ofhg FYI


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Old 09-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #306
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There is a DIY here, and I posted observations on the job here. Most use a Harbor Freight engine support bar to hold the engine while dropping the lower suspension.
Thank you.

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BTW, ofhg was rather easy when I did it, in comparison to what the oil pan gasket seems to be.
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OFHG is a snap compared to oil pan gasket.
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The list of items to replace along with this DIY just gets longer and longer. . .

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The list of items to replace along with this DIY just gets longer and longer. . .
That's how I know I'm driving my Bimmer...
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