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Received some valve adjusting plates today. Ordered six each of the six smallest sizes (thickness wise). Smaller than I thought.



Pic of adjusting plate as shown in the parts data.



Pic of tool 88 88 6 113 160 showing the individual components.
The S54 stuff 88 88 6 113 163 didn't come with mine. Will call on this tomorrow.



Original post that was made on the other board.





 

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S54 cylinder head cover removal part



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Oh boy! I can't wait until I have to do this...

As mine sits in the garage tonight, it has 12002 miles on it.

Probably right after HC I'll be due.

Wish that you had a couple more thousand miles on yours!
 

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I have 10,500 on mine. The valve check/adjust is scheduled to be done at Inspection I according to my service manual. Based on the way my lights are going (10072 miles = one green light left) it would be around 25K.
Oil service, Inspection I, Oil service etc.
 

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Ron, I'm wondering if you might have an idea about something I found under my hood today. (I have a 2002 M3 if you recall).

I'm including it in this old thread because I thought it might be related to my recent Inspection I service.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37072

anyone else with an idea chime in too
Check out the cylinder head cover pics in this post.
 

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Bumping up this post with some updated part numbers and prices since I called around today. Looks like below are the 4 part numbers we need to order for an S54 valve adjustment job. Additionally, we will need to get a box of shims and I dont have a part # for that.

88 88 6 113 160 (superceded by 83 30 0 490 942) Holder with feeler guages
5 or 6 blades .25, .30, .35, .40, .45 (all in mm)
$31.06 at mileoneparts.com

88 88 6 113 163 (superceded by 83 30 0 493 754)
1 or 2 blade set .15 and .20 mm
$5.42 at mileoneparts.com

90 88 6 115 100 (superceded by 83 30 0 491 056) Tool for vibration damper on crank
$62.81 at mileoneparts.com

90 88 6 114 400 (superceded by 83 30 0 493 743) Magnetic plate removal/install tool
$29.62 at mileoneparts.com

[Edit- Thanks Ron]
Box of shims: 11 34 0 031 525 $346.40 @ mileoneparts.com
 

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Parts

Ordered some valve parts to see how the shims fit and how the retaining clips come out, which wasn't clear (to me) in the instructions. It is now.

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Bumping up this post with some updated part numbers and prices since I called around today. Looks like below are the 4 part numbers we need to order for an S54 valve adjustment job. Additionally, we will need to get a box of shims and I dont have a part # for that.

88 88 6 113 160 (superceded by 83 30 0 490 942) Holder with feeler guages
5 or 6 blades .25, .30, .35, .40, .45 (all in mm)
$31.06 at mileoneparts.com

88 88 6 113 163 (superceded by 83 30 0 493 754)
1 or 2 blade set .15 and .20 mm
$5.42 at mileoneparts.com

90 88 6 115 100 (superceded by 83 30 0 491 056) Tool for vibration damper on crank
$62.81 at mileoneparts.com

90 88 6 114 400 (superceded by 83 30 0 493 743) Magnetic plate removal/install tool
$29.62 at mileoneparts.com

[Edit- Thanks Ron]
Box of shims: 11 34 0 031 525 $346.40 @ mileoneparts.com
84 30 0 490 942 $38.83 retail $29.12 from http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=214760

83 30 0 493 754 $6.72 retail $5.08 from "

83 30 0 491 056 #78.51 retail $58.88 from "

83 30 0 493 743 $37.03 $27.77 from "

11 34 0 031 525 $457.05 retail $342.79 from "
 

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Does anyone know what the torques specs were for the valve cover nuts?

Thanks
Not sure what you mean by "valve cover". The S54 engine has a black plastic cover called the ignition coil cover. It is secured with chromed interference fit cap nuts. Just snug them down; 10N*m sounds about right
Underneath the ignition coil cover resides the cylinder head cover again secured with interference fit cap nuts and rubber grommets. Just snug these down too; 10N*m sounds about right.
Take Ron's advice and get yourself the TIS DVD.
 
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