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Oil pan removal on a 2011 MZ 3 2.5 liter. I have downloaded an e manual and the instructions speak of removing coils and spark plugs, why? I am only removing an oil pan to re-thread the drain bolt that someone previously over tightened. (I do not want shavings to remain in pan) I have worked on many older cars that basically you only have bolts holding the pan on. What all actually must be removed and what if anything in these instructions is not necessary?
 

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Well I got back under the car and loosened all of the bolts and with a tiny bit of nudging the pan came right off! So I Re-threaded the drain plug, put a new plug in an torqued correctly. Ant it went back together fabulously! Only problem now is that I put 5.5 quarts of 0w-20 oil in and it is just barely touching the bottom of the dip stick! I guess with a pan removal it actually takes 6.3qts instead of 5.3qts!
 
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