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Thread: Oil pan gasket...anything else while I am there?

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    Oil pan gasket...anything else while I am there?

    So my oil pan gasket is the next big project on the list, and I just wanted to see what else you guys thought I should do while I am down there, with subframe off and all that wonderful stuff. Here is my list as of now:
    Engine mounts
    Transmission mounts
    flex disk
    steering coupler
    front Sway bar end links
    A/T drain and fill

    just want to knock out as many things as possible all at once. This list is the things that I know are starting to fail, other things are OK right now as far as I know.
    ~ 2005 330ci ZHP Silbergrau | Black cube | Leather ~
    Current Mods: Akebono brake pads, Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks, Beisan Systems VANOS Rebuild, G.A.S. DISA O-ring, StopTech SS brake lines, Subwoofer tennis ball mod, Switchback Angel Eyes (turn signal), Zimmermann drilled rotors.
    My project thread ---> http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...into-a-reality

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    check your sway bar bushings and the condition of your power steering hoses... they tend to start weeping.
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    sway bar bushings are OK I think. They aren't cracked or anything, and I don't notice any sounds from them. If they are cheap, I might just replace them while I am there.
    Power steering hoses got a real nice refresh a few months back. No weeping anymore

    On another note, has anyone ever heard of a bad oil pan gasket causing a vacuum leak?
    ~ 2005 330ci ZHP Silbergrau | Black cube | Leather ~
    Current Mods: Akebono brake pads, Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks, Beisan Systems VANOS Rebuild, G.A.S. DISA O-ring, StopTech SS brake lines, Subwoofer tennis ball mod, Switchback Angel Eyes (turn signal), Zimmermann drilled rotors.
    My project thread ---> http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...into-a-reality

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    That's definitely possible. Have you refreshed the CCV? Replaced the dipstick tube o-ring
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    CCV is new. Dipstick o-rings new.
    ~ 2005 330ci ZHP Silbergrau | Black cube | Leather ~
    Current Mods: Akebono brake pads, Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks, Beisan Systems VANOS Rebuild, G.A.S. DISA O-ring, StopTech SS brake lines, Subwoofer tennis ball mod, Switchback Angel Eyes (turn signal), Zimmermann drilled rotors.
    My project thread ---> http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...into-a-reality

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    Oddly enough the drain plug. My started leaking after 180k. Also look at your seals (inner/outer/shifter) and see if they need replacing.
    -Jeff

    '16 Outback 3.6R | Sold: '03 ZHP

    "There is a straight six engine at the front, a manual gear box in the middle, and drive goes to the back. That's page one, chapter one from the petrolsexual handbook." - Jeremy Clarkson

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    plug is also new dimple magnetic. are you referring to the rear/front main seal? I am unfamiliar with these gaskets but i have heard them mentioned a few times
    ~ 2005 330ci ZHP Silbergrau | Black cube | Leather ~
    Current Mods: Akebono brake pads, Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks, Beisan Systems VANOS Rebuild, G.A.S. DISA O-ring, StopTech SS brake lines, Subwoofer tennis ball mod, Switchback Angel Eyes (turn signal), Zimmermann drilled rotors.
    My project thread ---> http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...into-a-reality

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    Oil pump nut.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4PHf7U3Tewc

    He talks way too much. Very manly for California
    Family that races together stays together
    2005 330Ci 6MT SGM (x2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetesZ View Post
    Oil pump nut.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4PHf7U3Tewc

    He talks way too much. Very manly for California
    nice one! adding it to the list. I never track my car, and I dont believe it has ever been tracked, but if i have the sump off hey, why not!
    ~ 2005 330ci ZHP Silbergrau | Black cube | Leather ~
    Current Mods: Akebono brake pads, Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks, Beisan Systems VANOS Rebuild, G.A.S. DISA O-ring, StopTech SS brake lines, Subwoofer tennis ball mod, Switchback Angel Eyes (turn signal), Zimmermann drilled rotors.
    My project thread ---> http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...into-a-reality

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    I wouldn't mess with the oil pump nut unless it's already loose... I've pretty hard on my car since I bought it at 44k. At 143k I checked the oil pump nut and it was tight as hell...
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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