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Great video and production. I donít have an M30, but if was done for an M50 engine this would be a great reference


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@ radian....good video, nice job. Just curious; Bentley shows placing the feeler gauge between lifter eccentric 'wheel' & valve tip. You set it between lifter & cam. Why? Is one better than the other? I have always measure between wheel & valve. Also, I liked the way you used the open end wrench & torque wrench to set torque. I just used my 'torque hand'! Very clean top end too. How many miles on it?

Here's another link for the procedure. Gale's Page

I also use a remote start on my "old' timing light & pins #11 & 14 on diagnostic socket to turn engine. I permanently marked them so I know which they are.
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Great video and production. I donít have an M30, but if was done for an M50 engine this would be a great reference


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M50's use hydraulic lifters, which are self adjusting. If you are hearing the tappet (ticking), you may want to bleed your lifters, so start with the following:
- Check your oil level and quality. Should not be low or overfilled. Rubbing the oil between your fingers should be slick and smooth, no granular bits or stickiness. Light gold/brown color is good.
- Run your M50 until it is at operating temp
- Then hold the revs at 2500-3000 RPM for 3 minutes
- Let idle for 15-20 seconds

The tappet should be gone; if it isn't, repeat the process (I wouldn't do it more than 3 times). If it still doesn't work, then change your oil with the expensive, real good, BMW recommended, BMW provided, oil. then try bleeding it.
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