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Old 08-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy 330i broken into, oil leak video posted :idea:

hey guys i recently bought a bmw with some parts missing and i think ive encounter my biggest problem yet, anyways any help is appreciated and thanks in advance

so i had posted this thread a couple weeks ago when i first got it:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1000476

ive done my best to try to get this thing running it cranks healthy but no start yet im missing the maf sensor so idk if thats enough to make it not start.

I posted this video bc i was getting ready to crank it without the maf just to see whats up but then i put the oil in i had to leave but when i came back theres was some oil on the street and yes you guessed it it came from my 330i

heres a video hopefully you can tell me what is it thats wrong with the car.


thanks a lot!

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Am I crazy or are there no bolts holding your oil pan on?


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Old 08-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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you are not crazy thats what i had in mind any place where i can find these?? apart from the junk yards or anyone has the measurements for them so i can buy them at the hardware store
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no joke brother what are your thoughts apart from this being a joke
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any input on the placement of the ground placement on coils or dipstick being dry
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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Wow - you're in a rough spot on this one. Just looking at the car from the top of the motor with all the dust looks to me like this might be a flood car.

Aside from that you're going to be doing a lot of research and learning to get this one running again I think.

One of your biggest friends is going to be www.realoem.com. From there you can put the last 7 digits of your VIN code in and you will be able look parts up that are generally specific to your car. I say generally because realoem will still show parts that may not be for your car but may have been offered as an option for your car. The key thing is that it gets you pretty close, make, model, month/year made, etc.

You can use realoem to look up the lengths of screws, diameter, etc. Remember that everything you look up will be in metric not inches, and that decimals are separated by a comma.

As it turns out this is one bolt that doesn't have the measurements defined... Go figure.

What it would usually look like is "M6x100". This would mean that the diameter of the bolt is a 6 mm metric, and it 100mm long. Realoem will also tell you the quantity needed. The part number for the oil pan bolts on a 330 is 11131740000 and there are 21 of them required for that lenther. There are two other lengths required at the back of the motor that hold the rear main seal in place.

GL - I think you're going to need some.
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thanks on that one 21 bolts on the pan omg, to be honest idk how it was salvaged but all the electronics work again thanks!

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:12 PM   #12
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To be completly honest here, the coil ground straps, the power steering lines held up by zip ties and the missing MAF are the least of your problems...
There are 25 M6 bolts holding that pan up. 21 short ones, 2 long ones and 2 mid size ones accessible through holes in the trany bellhousing. There are also 3 torx bolts mating the oïl pan to the lower half of the trany. Seems like most of not all of them are missing which suggests someone tried and possibly succeeded in partially droping the oïl pan. For what, god only knows...
Now with that pan down, the oïl pan gasket seal has been compromised. If there still is an oïl pan gasket in there, who knows... That's why some of your brand new oïl is now on the curb. It's probably not all on the ground, most of it is still in the sump of the pan but some leaked out for sure which indicates one hell of an oïl leak.
Even if you were competent enough to confirm the original pan gasket is still in place, and could find all the missing bolts, the chances of that pan sealing back up to the block are pretty slim.
Long story short, you need to drop the pan (which involves dropping the front subframe enough to make removing the pan possible), clean the mating surfaces, buy a new pan gasket, and re-assemble everything. It's not that big a deal, but then again that all depends on how competent you are. And, I'm not judging you here, but your comments on that video lead me to the conclusion you may be in over your head...
Want advice? Tow your car to a competent Indy and let him do it. You'll save on the long run and get your car back 10X quicker...
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you should never ever get under a car with just a jack in place, it is made for lifting a car and not holding it!
Seriously bro, jack stands! Getting freaked out watching you yank on stuff while under there...

Get it on jack stands or a lift so you can get a good view of what is going on, then figure out what you need to do to fix it.
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You do not want to be crushed by your car. Step one, buy some jack stands so you can proceed to step 2.
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Ok thanks for all the input guys
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Guys commenting about the jack stand please get off my nuts
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I don't think you understand how easy it is to get killed...
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #19
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Lol I know but I only raised it real quick to make video
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #20
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Found a 330 that they're parting out its complete car still I'm gonna go get those screws!
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