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Old Wed, Aug-06-2014, 06:01:02 AM   #31
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Great write up!!! Just finished it, took a little longer than expected but everything i needed was in your write up.
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Just wanted to comment that replacement of most of the gaskets is not necessary. Quoting from http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu...procedure.htm:

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Note: S54 engine valve cover gaskets and bolt grommets, except front two corner grommets, are made from Viton and thus do not wear and need replacement. Valve cover front two corner grommets are Buna and thus wear and need replacement. They are included in the above list.
The two front grommets are P/N 11-12-1-437-395.
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Old Wed, Sep-03-2014, 08:00:57 PM   #33
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Wanted to tell you THANK YOU for taking your time to help the community. Just finished mine and followed this post. I (we) appreciate it!
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Old Sat, Nov-15-2014, 10:08:56 PM   #34
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Old Fri, Nov-28-2014, 06:00:09 AM   #35
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Thank you. I'm adjusting my valves and changing the cooling system parts tomorrow.
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Old Sun, Jan-04-2015, 05:28:09 PM   #36
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Thanks for the great DIY. This was a huge help to me!! I just did it this weekend, don't think I had an issues. I almost lost one shim, i realized its better to release the new shims off of the tool by moving the tool perpendicular to the camshaft. If you move the tool parallel to the camshaft, it's likely to flip even if you are slow and careful.

I actually did a time lapse of taking it all apart and doing the adjustment. (didn't time lapse putting it back together though!)


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Old Tue, Mar-24-2015, 12:07:08 AM   #37
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Very nice write up! I will definitely be referencing this when I do my valve adjustment in the coming weeks. Thank you for taking the time to do this!
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Old Fri, Apr-17-2015, 11:35:37 PM   #38
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Default Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

Hello,

I would like to request your help with a problem I ran into while working on my m3.
I followed this tutorial step by step and I am currently at step 45 where it says to rotate the crankshaft clock wise for cam lobes alignment.
The problem is that my crankshaft only rotates 1/2 a turn and then opposes resistance and goes back to is initial position. So it does not go anywhere.
I want to mention that my car is currently parked on ramps, oil was emptied, parked in 1st gear and with the handbrake on. It is an MSG.

Any ideas?
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Old Sat, Apr-18-2015, 12:28:37 AM   #39
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Put it in neutral?
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Put it in neutral?
Thank you! I followed the instructions and was able to complete the valves adjustment. I also put in new spark plugs, ignition coils and changed the oil.
Waiting for my next adventure working on this car.
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