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Old 06-23-2020, 05:44 PM
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Don't want to hijack this thread but I'm tackling the oil pan gasket and looks like drive shaft needs to be disconnected and the transfer case removed. Wow!
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Should i rebuild the transfer case while it's removed lol!?
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:14 PM
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Don't want to hijack this thread but I'm tackling the oil pan gasket and looks like drive shaft needs to be disconnected and the transfer case removed. Wow!
https://youtu.be/wMIr8hDmB1Y
Should i rebuild the transfer case while it's removed lol!?
Transfer case does not need to come out to do the OPG, the front differential does as it bolts to the oil pan. Just take off the 3 bolts on the guibo and slide the drive shaft back a few inches into the transfer case and remove the front differential. You might consider pulling the front drive shaft once the diff is out and grease the splines. The AC drain is directly above the splines on the transfer case and could be dry.
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Thanks Overboost I confused transfer case with the front differential. Don't have either on my E39 lol
Crazy, drive shaft needs to be disconnected and front differential removed in addition to all the other stuff to change that gasket��
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:19 PM
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Thanks Overboost I confused transfer case with the front differential. Don't have either on my E39 lol
Crazy, drive shaft needs to be disconnected and front differential removed in addition to all the other stuff to change that gasket��
It's really not that hard if you have the X5 in the air a few feet. I just did the job and had the oil pan out in about a half a day. Probably a full day putting it all back together, (Things fall apart, they never fall together)

Make sure to allow a couple of days for the residual oil to drain from the engine before reassembly. One of the 4 seams (front right) of the block that get a silicone sealant is dripping oil directly down on that seam for days.






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I like how you got everything perfectly laid out
So easy it is to replace the engine mounts.

I've let the oil drip for many days and put the pan back together today.
Did you check the play on your oil pump chain?
I'm not sure if this much play is normal
https://streamable.com/pmfirk
I didn't find a way to tighten it
I replaced the o ring for the oil level sensor.
I wanna replace the orings for the supporting brackets as well. Part number 31511213527
Will swing by dealership tomorrow
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:37 AM
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My oil pump chain was identical to yours. That is normal play.
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That undercarriage is so pristine you can eat off of it! Mine used to be like that until the freaking OPG seepage started. DIY is way over my head on this one and I don't want to pay my indy $2k for the job
This is one of the most complicated OPG replacement that I've seen


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It's really not that hard if you have the X5 in the air a few feet. I just did the job and had the oil pan out in about a half a day. Probably a full day putting it all back together, (Things fall apart, they never fall together)

Make sure to allow a couple of days for the residual oil to drain from the engine before reassembly. One of the 4 seams (front right) of the block that get a silicone sealant is dripping oil directly down on that seam for days.





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