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      05-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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yes, its acutally quite easy. I believe the plugs are a terrible design and actually used to use a bolt on my e46. I think the plug is actually a softer (aluminum ?) that allows it to strip first before damaging the pan. That being said, it shouldn't happen if care is taken; if the dealer is the only one changing the oil, they shouldn't be torquing that plug down so tight.
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