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  • 04-06-2008, 12:23 PM
    jhrobert

    It is not that hard to do. Buy a Bentley's

    a new valve cover gasket, set of blade feeler gauges and have some fun. The money you save will more than pay for the Bentley's, tools, etc. I set mine so that the feeler gauge slightly drags when the adjusting nut is tight.
  • 04-03-2008, 07:34 PM
    KevinD

    The gasket or to get someone else to adjust?

    valve cover gaskets are fairly cheap...bout $12-15.

    If you've never adjusted valves before, I recommend reading up 19 times on the procedure for BMWs. If off by a gnat's fanny on one valve your engine will have a lump in the idle.1985 528e (10/84)
    1986 L7 (04/86)
    Newport Beach, CA
  • 03-31-2008, 11:03 PM
    DINANM540

    thanks but how much is that?

  • 03-31-2008, 09:39 AM
    bmwsforever

    try a valve adjustment

    Its recurring maintenance on that engine. I replace the valve/cam cover gasket every other time I go in there. Otherwise, no parts should be required.
  • 03-30-2008, 09:44 PM
    DINANM540

    ticking noise in engine

    i have an 88 535is and starting to hear ticking noise coming from the head. My car has 109k miles can this be fixed? How much is labor n what parts do I need?

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