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sang 01-14-2013 06:52 PM

valve adjustment
 
Hi all~!~

hear that in every 40,000km I have to do valve adjustment
Is this true?

Thanks

eson 01-14-2013 07:23 PM

Every 15k miles it is recommended to at least check the valves, and if necessary, adjust them.

sang 01-14-2013 08:30 PM

So is this only for the M3? or is it for all E46??

Thanks

turbo_f22_pilot 01-14-2013 08:30 PM

You check (inspect the valves) for need of adjustment at every "Inspection" interval (approx 30k miles). You should perform a valve adjustment at Inspection II (approx 60k). The reason for the approxi. tag is, depending on how you drive the car determines how much sooner the service intervals become.

You can check your valves at a more frequent interval of your choosing if you so desire. You can set the lash anywhere within the specs of your choosing if you're performing the work. (some like the tolerances close, some the middle, some on the loose side)



M3 as far as I know, not sure if any regular E46 have similar valvetrain.

NICKBRUM 01-14-2013 08:30 PM

The inspection interval for the E46 m3 is actually every 30k miles or about 49000km. If you are not sure when the previous owner did it last, you should do in now and go from there.

sang 01-15-2013 08:47 PM

Thank You so much guys~!

$ilent ///M 01-15-2013 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sang (Post 15061479)
So is this only for the M3? or is it for all E46??

Thanks

Valve adjustment is for the m3 motors only non-m have self adjusting hydraulic lifters.

lindstrome 01-16-2013 01:44 PM

anyone know if there is a "guide" to do it? i want to do it myself but "BMW" wont give me instructions

NICKBRUM 01-16-2013 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lindstrome (Post 15066755)
anyone know if there is a "guide" to do it? i want to do it myself but "BMW" wont give me instructions

The search function is your friend. Try this forum, M3F has great write ups and don't forget Google. You will want to rent a shim kit and removal/install tool from a forum member. You also need a 32mm or 1-1/4 wrench, as well as a set of calipers or a micrometer.

Breezy 01-16-2013 04:55 PM

It's fun! Enjoy

FCBuff 01-20-2013 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lindstrome (Post 15066755)
anyone know if there is a "guide" to do it? i want to do it myself but "BMW" wont give me instructions

Much info out there. I researched it last summer and did it myself. It went fairly smooth. Get the Bentley manual as well. Check out the videos on you tube.

m3e46freak 01-20-2013 11:59 AM

Consult your m3 manual.

kuksul08 01-20-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lindstrome (Post 15066755)
anyone know if there is a "guide" to do it? i want to do it myself but "BMW" wont give me instructions

Check out the link in my sig. There is a DIY, spreadsheet, and TIS that may be helpful.

emax 01-21-2013 09:30 PM

A bunch of good videos on youtuber...here is one of my favs...part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoYVubj9y5U


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