BMW X3 2005

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:


  6.  
  7. Attach an engine lift and hoist to engine.
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  9. Remove top left and right nuts on engine mounts
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  11. Raise the engine about 0.15 inch (5mm).
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  13. Remove and disconnect the following:

    Front splash guard
     
    Left and right swivel bearings
     
    Output shafts
     
    Propeller shaft at front
     
    Alternator drive belt from belt pulley for vane pump
     
    Power steering pump and move aside with the lines still connected
     
    Return hose from oil separator
     
    Dipstick tube
     
    Steering spindle from steering gear tie rods
     

  14.  
  15. Release the screws on the oil pan.
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  17. Move the pan backward when removing.
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  19. Remove transmission bolts

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    Fig. Showing transmission bolts

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To install:

  1. Ensure mating surfaces are clean.
  2.  
  3. Install a new gasket and position the oil pan in place.
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  5. Install and tighten the oil pan bolts, but do not fully tighten the transmission end bolts.
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  7. Tighten the engine end bolts, then tighten the transmission end bolts.
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  9. Restore the front axle assembly to position.
  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    Dipstick tube
     
    Return hose from oil separator
     
    Power steering pump
     
    Alternator drive belt
     
    Propeller shaft
     
    Output shafts
     
    Swivel bearings
     
    Splash guard
     

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  13. Reposition the engine onto the mount and torque the upper nuts.
  14.  
  15. Remove the engine hoist
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  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18.  
  19. Refill the engine oil.
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