2010 E92 Radiator Drain Plug Removal

Question by DAC by Default posted 6 months 2 weeks ago in BMW

My E92 has been leaking from the drain plug. I have re-seated it a few times with out much luck so I bought a new one (control sleeve and adjustment plug #2/3 at <a href="http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=WC33-USA-09-2009-E92-BMW-3… diagId=17_0323">www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts</a&gt;).

<em>My question is how do you get the plug and sleeve out? It has a 'nut' on the outside, but looks like it is a key-way with slots and tabs. Is there a trick to lining up the keyway?</em>

Thanks in advance.