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Old 04-02-2021, 01:32 PM
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Use Impact. I've very rarely had any problem. The stripped bolt in this case is hex not torx. Pounding a torx that is a tight fit will turn the rounded hex into a working torx.


can't use an impact in a lot of situations I've found myself in like the transfer case actuator, starter etc,.

I've "converted" a few hex bolts myself
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can't use an impact in a lot of situations I've found myself in like the transfer case actuator, starter etc,.

I've "converted" a few hex bolts myself
True on can't always but this case you can for sure.
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https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...ug-11131742994

Only one came out to a product on fcpeuro so I'd go with that one.
Do they deliver to UK ?

Keeps saying "We are unable to calculate shipping rates for the selected items"
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Use Impact. I've very rarely had any problem. The stripped bolt in this case is hex not torx. Pounding a torx that is a tight fit will turn the rounded hex into a working torx.
I don't have an impact, and I don't have a welder.
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Do they deliver to UK ?

Keeps saying "We are unable to calculate shipping rates for the selected items"
I wouldn't bother with the shipping to the UK.

Might as well go to your local dealer and pick one up or find someone online in the uk. You really don't need to import this part

For that matter any bolt that's the correct length and thread pitch would work. There's not much to an oil pan bolt.
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I replaced my stock drain plug with a magnetic with a hex head. Have never had a problem with stripping. I think the manual only calls for 18 ft/lbs torque which is very little.
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That is the real problem. Peoplr over torque by quite a bit
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That is the real problem. Peoplr over torque by quite a bit
My suspicion is a lot of people don't replace the crush washer and so they get a little leak. So they crank down on it to get it to stop. They're aluminum and it doesn't take much to round them off. I don't know why anyone wouldn't replace the crush washer, the filters come with one. I always replace that and the rubber o ring for the filter cover. But that's just me.
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The cover o-ring is very important! My mechanic forgot to replace one and a few weeks later yikes entire engine covered in oil!
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