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Old 01-15-2004, 07:31 PM
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Is this a cracked block?

I was finally getting around to seeing if the parts 240D I bought was worth rebuilding the engine on, and was in the middle of cursing about how much harder it was to get the valve cover off and looking for a part I dropped when I saw the crack, that's the edge of the oil pan in the foreground. Guess seeing that saved me some wasted labor.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:55 PM
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It looks like the upper oil pan is cracked from that nut being overtightened, probably from too much silicone or not evenly tightened.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:58 PM
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Sure does look like the upper oil pan, which does mean the engine must come out to change it. Its not a bad job if you have a place to do it but not a cracked block anyway.

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Old 01-16-2004, 07:17 AM
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Like already stated - upper oil pan crack and engine has to come out to replace (easy job on the 240D). If this is on the '82 I have one of these upper oil pan sections in the shed if you are interested. It is in good condition with no cracks. I can email pics if you want to see it. Email me an offer and we will start from there.
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