So I finally tore in to stop at least 2 of my oil leak sources this week. I still seem to be seeping transmission oil at the driver side axle, so that'll have to wait for another weekend. What I did do: oil pan gasket, sealed the crank position sensor, Detroit Tuned BPV, and changed the supercharger oil. This isn't a full blown how to.. but got a good amount of pictures to maybe help some people out along the way. Step 1: Put the front end in the air, remove bumper cover and bumper, and remove the front crush tubes (2 subframe bolts on each side). If you haven't done this before, it's not hard, so I didn't document this bit. Search around. You may want to take the front wheels off, by the way. Because all my clips/pop-rivets in the fender-wells have long since been destroyed by me out of frustration, I left the wheels on. Step 2: Remove the modular front end. Also not too hard. Coolant will need to be drained so have what you need: more coolant / distilled water / water-wetter.. whatever formula you usually use. (Note: because I was doing the bypass valve at the same time, I went ahead and removed a lot of other stuff like the throttle body, etc, in these pictures that you don't really need to worry about. Instructions for replacing the bpv are already easy to find and very comprehensive, so I didn't feel the need to repeat them here). Disconnect the air intake tube and make sure everything is unplugged from each side (fog lights, horns, radiator fan, etc), and get the wires out of the way. 2 small bolts take the A/C condenser off (you can see them above). Pull it out of the way. I also unbolted the bracket for the radiator plug and hard ac line, which you can see at the bottom of the picture below. The only thing left to disconnect should be the upper/lower radiator hoses and, if you're cool like me, make lots of mess with coolant splashing everywhere.. Step 3: Removing the compressor, the alternator, and the supercharger. (If you're just doing the oil pan, the only thing that has to come off is the compressor. Alternately, if you're only doing the SC, the compressor can stay on). Remove the serpentine belt. Hopefully you have the tool, because I wouldn't want to go without it. Also take off the intercooler cover and intercooler if you haven't already.. You're also going to want to drain the oil if you're doing the oil pan. The sooner the better so it won't be dripping on your head in the meantime, so be thinking about it. The compressor comes out with 3 bolts. 2 in the front and 1 long horizontal one across the back. Set it out of the way as best you can with those pesky hoses still attached. Tada! 1 down: The alternator is even simpler with 3 obvious bolts holding it on from the front (don't forget to unplug it): Now remove the dipstick. 2 bolts, easy enough.. One attached to the SC: One next to the crank position sensor: Wiggle it out and plug the hole so nothing falls in. If you're dropping the oil pan anyway, not a huge concern, but still a good idea. So..... 9 bolts to worry about (IIRC.. I hope I remember right!): 2 black ones just below the horn, bolt on the left going horizontal through the tensioner, long black bolt in the center next to the pcv hose, one on the bottom (already removed in the pic), one small one holding on the black intake pipe, and 3 on the right side (horizontally) which connect the water pump to the SC. And off it goes.. drain and refill. My oil looked quite clean. Water pump side was barely tinted, pulley side was a little darker (see above) but still looked pretty good. No glitter, so pretty happy at 83k miles. While it's all apart, don't forget to take a look at/RTV the crank position sensor.. especially if yours looked anything like mine did (ewww!) Intallation is the reverse of removal Step 4: Oil pan time.. Unplug and remove the power steering fan (2 nuts) and then remove the engine mount bracket (4 bolts): Then there are 3 transmission bolts which need to come out. Number 1 and 2: Number 2 and 3: Now on to the oil pan bolts. These have a specific torquing order as you might imagine, so (if you haven't already), make sure you pull out the Bentley manual at some point. Down we go! My old gasket was stuck to the block by the little clips on it. Easy to remove, just don't forget to.. putting it back together with 2 oil pan gaskets would not be better than one. Enjoy some engine porn while you're in there: New gasket! Aaand... surprise surprise.. installation is the reverse of removal :eek6: I'm sure I'm forgetting things. This is just off the top of my head what I did. I also disconnected the battery first (thinking about it now), etc. Use proper jack stands.. general disclaimer: it's not my fault if you try this at home and break something. But I'm happy to edit and fill it in with things I'm sure I've forgotten and answer any questions anyone has. Happy wrenching..