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      05-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by talontid View Post
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.
None of that explains why the plug would strip coming OUT. Going IN, definitely possible.
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