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Old 04-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Need new oil pan

Where is the best place to find one? Looking on eBay they go for about $300-$500. Any idea of where I can find them for cheaper?


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Old 04-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Oil pan plug stripped, is there an easier fix?
To change oil? Mighty-Vac, etc.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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I changed my oil today. Yeah part of the cross thread came out, idk how that's possible but we were able to tighten the plug, I'm sure it will get loosen soon


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Old 04-20-2013, 01:24 AM   #9
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I bought a car with bad threads. I used a new sealing ring, got it torqued and never touched it again. Bought an oil extractor and I'll never go back! 9 years later I finally did a proper Time Sert fix when I pulled the pan to change the pan gasket. I still use the extractor though, even though the drain threads are fixed.

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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You still have it?

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #11
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Bump



Still looking for one, anybody has one for sale?



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The pan or the bolt? The bolts are designed to snap off before you strip the pan. Check if there is still a piece of the bolt in the hole, the bolt is hollow so you can back it out.
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I need the oil pan, the threads are bad and i wanna replace it

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You can easily fix that. No need for an entire oil pan. Just Time Sert it (M12 x 1.5) and fix the threads. Much cheaper and less laborious than the whole oil pan. That requires a looooot of work.

http://www.amazon.com/TIME-SERT-Metr.../dp/B001JK44D4

Also a good reason to consider an oil extractor - then you won't need to touch the oil drain plug. Much, much easier and less messy.
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You can easily fix that. No need for an entire oil pan. Just Time Sert it (M12 x 1.5) and fix the threads. Much cheaper and less laborious than the whole oil pan. That requires a looooot of work.

http://www.amazon.com/TIME-SERT-Metr.../dp/B001JK44D4

Also a good reason to consider an oil extractor - then you won't need to touch the oil drain plug. Much, much easier and less messy.
Thanks zell, that sounds like a great idea i will look into that thanks.

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Also a good reason to consider an oil extractor - then you won't need to touch the oil drain plug. Much, much easier and less messy.
Not trying to hijack, but I'm actually considering this route as well, any recommendations on what extractor to go with? I may actually be able to change the oil in my apartment garage if I do this.
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Here's a solution some the M5 guys are using:
http://www.fumotousa.com/
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Sounds like your pan is a prime candidate for a time-cert. They are fairly easy to install, and then you don't have to worry about that bolt backing out on you due to being loose.

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Not trying to hijack, but I'm actually considering this route as well, any recommendations on what extractor to go with? I may actually be able to change the oil in my apartment garage if I do this.
The Motive Power Extractor (LINK) is what I use, just a couple pumps to bring the pressure up then walk away. Now it only holds 6 quarts so often you'll need to pause part way in a drain to dump the tank, not a big deal but just a heads up.

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I'm not positive that b30s and b25s share the same oil pans, but I think they do. If the timesert option doesn't end up working out let me know. I've got an oil pan from an m54b25 that I can sell you.
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