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      07-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Transfer case

Can someone explain how to remove the filler plug on the transfer case?

I see the drain plug, nice and easy to access.
I can see the fill plug on the side but it's burried inside.
Do i need to remove the exhaust or what? I can't get with the 14mm the way it is now. Just awkward engineering by the Zermans.

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      07-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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There are several DIYs on here, just search a bit.

If I remember right, most people have been cutting a hex key down so that it's easier to fit in there, and then turning it with an open ended wrench.
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      07-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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i don't think this is possible, it is just way too tight.
what are my alternatives do i need to remove the exhaust what is the bmw way of getting to the filler plug?
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      07-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Well it is possible as people have done it already. It just may take longer as your motion is a little restricted.
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      07-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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i couldn't do it. will take it somewhere.
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      07-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #6
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Cutting down an allen hex key worked like a charm for me. Way faster than removing stuff around the drain plug. At first glance it doesn't really appear that it would work but if you actually do it there is no problem.
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      07-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #7
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i gave up to be honest. i will have someone else do it. :-) thank you.
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