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S54 valve adjust update

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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









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!
What's the valve adjustment interval on the S54s?
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.
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.
atyclb said:
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
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88 88 6 113 160 (superceded by 83 30 0 490 942) Holder with feeler guages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88 88 6 113 163 (superceded by 83 30 0 493 754)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90 88 6 115 100 (superceded by 83 30 0 491 056) Tool for vibration damper on crank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
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=852697&postcount=23
Additionally, we will need to get a box of shims and I dont have a part # for that.
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.













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 "
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
Price went up a little.
For the sake of convenience:
Seems I paid right around $225.00 back then.
Price went up a little.
Does anyone know what the torques specs were for the valve cover nuts?

Thanks
10Nm.

Do you have a BMW TIS repair disk?
Does anyone know what the torques specs were for the valve cover nuts?

Thanks
So you can't buy the individual shims anymore? Only the entire set?
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.
Does anyone know what the torques specs were for the valve cover nuts?

Thanks
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