I would be intimidated doing this, but I felt intimidated doing the vanos seal replacement, but later realized that there was nothing to it. Perhaps the shorter tubes work better with the higher lift on the 3. Remember to keep comparing the E4 and E6 cap gaps to the E1 gap as you go. The valve cover was left off and the entire valve train was left open to the elements so I passed on it. How much work is it to put a M54B30 in place of a M54B25. The original Bosh were too hot.
The bare cylinder head number on realoem seems to cross between all of the above cars, so does this mean that I can grab any of those heads and swap my valve train over? I'll compare the two when I have it all apart and see what I can see. My goal here is to have something bolt together without a ton of re engineering. The original Bosh were too hot. This does not hurt anything, but if it does rise with the cam, it will make some of the procedure difficult. This sets the cam so that there is equal pressure on both sets of lobes. The redline remains at 6,500 rpm.
Remember to keep comparing the A3 and A5 cap gaps to the A1 gap as you go. Just finger tighten these, you don't want to mare the cap mounting surface. I used all of that brealer bar old pipe over socket wrench the break the bolts loose. After that I filled with coolant. I could have taken it to the machine shop to have them clean it, but I got a bit antsy last night.
Plus I'm doing a few other things along the way, so here's a little journal of the events as they happen over the next few weeks. Read also this oil separator failure can lead to premature valve cover gasket failure. It is made of aluminum with cast iron sleeves and crankshaft. In this position, just 2 sets of cam lobes are applying pressure to their lifters. This is easier if the front is done first, and they are disconnected from the rest of the system. However, it was not able to take the challenge from new engine versions which appeared from 2005 to 2006. Experience on the flow bench allows us to know which type of seat works best in which application.
And, please keep us informed as to your progress, if for no other reason, so that we may advise the next person who follows in your footsteps. Frothy, milky oil in the air return side. This procedure is a little bit more time consuming, but is a safer, more controlled way of removing the cams. Some of the ol' sckool hot rod guys in the neighborhood confirmed seeing this in there own cars. Also, have you seen any kind of creamy froth or oily residue on the coolant? The tools came through El Paso Tool on ebay.
Pistons, intake, under the intake, rusty brakets. Got a funny feeling the valves were the cause of the low compression numbers. No just to set the vanos timing. In 2002 and 2003, the M54 topped the. A3 and A5 are the only journals that are carrying any load with the camshaft in this position. Expecting some surprises along the way.
Read this before using these instructions! Plus as an added bonus some guy stopped and said he saw the 325 when it came in and it only showed 80k miles on the odometer. Read this entire procedure thoroughly before you begin to familiarize yourself with the process. Going to switch to something. I shouldn't even think of it since the B25 is in perfect shape with under 100K still, but damn, on vacation this year it really was lacking in the mountains compared to a M52tu. No e46 M intake in the mix. Your options are to replace the parts expensive , replace the engine expensive , or buy a new vehicle expensive.
Testing Ohm values from the Bentley manual. One end of the cam has a square flange. Someone else was driving I noticed the expansion tank was punctured and coolant leaked. By leaving the cap in place, it gives you an easy visual verification of whether the end of the cam is rising equally to the caps at E4 and E6. Use a wrench or ratchet at E4 and E6, finger tighten only at E1. At the same time you will also need cold air intake and performance exhaust system. The tools came through El Paso Tool.
One week ago it overheated badly. There are other camshaft removal procedures that involve setting the camshaft rotation so that one set of lobes is placed in the maximum valve opening position, this leaves the other 5 sets in a position where the valves are closed and no pressure is exerted on their lifters. The head must be set up so that the drill bit is perfectly aligned axially to the guide bore. This is often due to setting your browser Security settings too high. The indicator is zeroed on one end of the head surface and swept across the entire head surface. Unsure as of right now what will be used to clean these inner components. It's 100% safe to remove the other caps.
Quote: To the team: Please tell me what I missed in this attempt at a quality response? I found no reference to it in the manual. Our particular interaction has extended over many months and never have I felt that I wasn't getting first-class service. I suggest installing a couple of hold down spacers in opposite corners of the lifter block. The cams have to come off anyway. The picture is of the intake cam, but the same idea can be used here on the exhaust cam.