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Old 10-24-2007, 09:24 AM
Bimmerkid325i Bimmerkid325i is offline
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Mein Auto: 1991 BMW 325i E30
Valve Adj.

I have an 87 535i and need to know if the valve adjustment on my car is hard and what goes into doing it. Thanks
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:23 PM
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The first step is to get a Bentley Manual. This will walk you through the process. http://www.amazon.com/BMW-5-Service-...4297790&sr=8-1

You will need a new valve cover gasket. You need a couple special tools: something to move the eccentric ( small allen wrench or some bent coat hanger should work), and a feeler gauge.

I have yet to perform one on my 535is but from I've read about the procedure it doesn't seem too difficult.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:57 AM
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Go here and it gives very detailed instructions plus there is a wealth of information there too!


Good Luck!

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