Oil pan heli coil failure

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Factory repairs gone bad,,,,here’s a picture of a X5 E70 with a N55 engine,,,performed a oil service ,,,,while removing the drain plug all the threads in the oil pan were stripped out,,,,so BMW came out with a factory heli coil repair kit for this problem,,,,so I performed the factory repairs like all the 100’s before over my career,,,,will I guess it would happen sometimes,,,,the drain plug was leaking oil after the repair,,,,and as you can see the heli coil was pulling out of the oil pan.

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So the bottom line,,,is good news for the customer,,,,and bad news for me,,,,customer gets a new oil pan,,,,and I have to replace it,,,,not a fun job,,,,the life of a BMW technician.

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5 Responses to Oil pan heli coil failure

  1. Dura says:

    What needs to be removed to get to the point of removing the oil pan?

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