Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-13-2021, 12:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 1,743
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
The Dreaded 3.0 Oil Pan Gasket Change

I recently changed my leaking OFHG with a Viton available from ECS. I've been poking around but haven't found a Viton option for the OPG. Anyone know if there is such a thing? I've had a very slight leak for a long time, just enough to mist oil on the pan, but no drips. It recently started dripping. I'm dreading this job and I'd like to make sure I don't have to do it again.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 06-13-2021, 01:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 168
X5chemist is on a distinguished road
The metal encapsulated gasket will work. I did my OFHG a month ago. My secret on seals is to use Form-A-Gasket sealer. I use it so gaskets don't move around. Gasket movement contributes to them blowing out. It's really tacky stuff.
__________________
'06 X5 3.0i - bought @143,123 miles (12/26/20)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-13-2021, 02:07 PM
Overboost's Avatar
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,103
Overboost is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fifty150hs View Post
I recently changed my leaking OFHG with a Viton available from ECS. I've been poking around but haven't found a Viton option for the OPG. Anyone know if there is such a thing? I've had a very slight leak for a long time, just enough to mist oil on the pan, but no drips. It recently started dripping. I'm dreading this job and I'd like to make sure I don't have to do it again.
Just replace it with a Genuine BMW gasket. That's what I did, I mean it lasted me over 150,000 miles before it started leaking so why change the recipe?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-13-2021, 08:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 1,743
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by X5chemist View Post
The metal encapsulated gasket will work. I did my OFHG a month ago. My secret on seals is to use Form-A-Gasket sealer. I use it so gaskets don't move around. Gasket movement contributes to them blowing out. It's really tacky stuff.
It calls for forma-a-gasket type material at the parting lines. Is that enough to stick the gasket and keep it in place? Or do you coat the entire pan surface?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-13-2021, 08:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 1,743
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
Just replace it with a Genuine BMW gasket. That's what I did, I mean it lasted me over 150,000 miles before it started leaking so why change the recipe?
Makes sense, but they are making the OFHG in Viton which will last far, far longer than the stock BMW formula. If it's available in the pan gasket, why not use it? Since it seems like it's not, I'll go with the genuine BMW gasket.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Overboost's Avatar
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,103
Overboost is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fifty150hs View Post
Makes sense, but they are making the OFHG in Viton which will last far, far longer than the stock BMW formula. If it's available in the pan gasket, why not use it? Since it seems like it's not, I'll go with the genuine BMW gasket.
Best approach. Do you think you'll have this X 150,000 miles from now? One and done.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-13-2021, 09:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 168
X5chemist is on a distinguished road
Use Form A Gasket on both sides. Especially on corners, splits, and bolt areas. Here's an example from a Benz C240 valve cover I fixed. I used a light layer all the way around. Even a little to hold the valve cover gasket in place. The gasket won't leak unless the cover gets loose or it's seriously blown out. On really difficult gaskets, I loosen up the part and dab the sealing surface and tighten the part back down.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'06 X5 3.0i - bought @143,123 miles (12/26/20)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 1,743
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
Best approach. Do you think you'll have this X 150,000 miles from now? One and done.
100,000 maybe.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-14-2021, 05:54 AM
Overboost's Avatar
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,103
Overboost is on a distinguished road
Here is what mine looked like when I replaced it. Yours will probably be the same.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-14-2021, 07:49 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 168
X5chemist is on a distinguished road
Wow! That's crazy! I better plan on doing mine when new front shafts are installed.
__________________
'06 X5 3.0i - bought @143,123 miles (12/26/20)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.