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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Feb-14-2019, 01:51:45 PM   #11
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Already there, lol. I grabbed a spreadsheet I found online. I am proud to say that I was able to get all valves into close to perfect spec. I stopped by the dealer and grabbed a couple of shims, turns out I didnít need them. As someone previously mentioned, most of the shims I used for the last few came from ones that were removed.

Now I know why everyone is so encouraging about valve adjustments. Itís super easy, just tedious and important to take precautions like covering the oil passages.
After 2001(?), the passages don't even need to be covered.
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Where are you getting feeler gauges in micron incroments?
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Where are you getting feeler gauges in micron incroments?
I bought a set on amazon for $6, and also found a set at Napa. I used both to double check.
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I have never found a set that goes in micron incraments (.001mm).

I have a .01 shim, I'm not sure it's possible to make them much thinner
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I have never found a set that goes in micron incraments (.001mm).

I have a .01 shim, I'm not sure it's possible to make them much thinner
I totally misunderstood your question. I was referencing inches. So when I said .007, I meant .007 inches.
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