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Old 10-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #30
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver
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My Ride: M3 vert e46 SMG
I want to say thank you to Taylor192 for the great help that he gave me last weekend, for my valve adjustment, it was a fun and learning experience!
and thanks to Alvin for the tools!

The valve adjustment its a tedious job that need time, and accurate measurements.
We got the shims at Autowest, but BJ had them is stock too. Weird enough, when i called them to check availability they both told me that those need to be ordered from the warehouse and it would have taken 2 days to get them. But when I called with the specific shim size, they had them ready available!

my valves were out of spec, 14 shims needed to be replace, and two valves were on the tight side.

over all it took me the whole weekend to service my 2005 M3 with 90.000km, I ordered all my parts form ECS and I did valves, filters, oil, tranny and diff fluid, vanos plate filter and gaskets, I replaced valve cover gasket and spark plugs.
I had a code relative to secondary air system lately in cold mornings, I changed the gasket on the engine side of the check valve and it seems to have solved the issue.

My exhaust hub was perfect, and that was a great relief.

Most of the shims that i replaced were 2.24mm and few 2.28.
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Last edited by Zenocchio; 10-12-2012 at 09:42 PM.
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