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      08-19-2010, 03:30 PM   #143
GregW / Oregon

Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

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Originally Posted by flint View Post
Has anyone had issues with the 6mm hex plugs starting to strip out? Went to change mine today with the correct hex drive and the front sump came out fine but the rear must have been over torqued because it wouldn't budge and then started to strip. I want to have a new plug on hand to replace this with before I complete the oil change. Lucky for me i didn't remove the front plug, only loosened it. I haven't seen this before as my 545 had the same hex plug and I have done many mid-interval oil changes with no issues.
Did you use a socket drive hex? The L-wrenches are harder to hold straight when applying a lot of force.

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350