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    does anyone know a good garage in the oxford area which are good at adjusting the tappets on a 3.0l m3 e36

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    They're self adjusting.

    What makes you think it's the hydraulic lifters ?
     
     

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    i thought they had shims ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosman View Post
    i thought they had shims ?
    That's for the valve clearances isn't it? and yes they do need checking. This is usually part of an Inspection II service IIRC
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYM View Post
    That's for the valve clearances isn't it? and yes they do need checking. This is usually part of an Inspection II service IIRC
    That's what the information that is contained in Autodata suggests RYM

    As for a garage in the Oxford area, what about the one that our moderator Steve23002 works at? He seems quite a trustworthy dude and pretty keen on his BMW's too!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    That's what the information that is contained in Autodata suggests RYM

    As for a garage in the Oxford area, what about the one that our moderator Steve23002 works at? He seems quite a trustworthy dude and pretty keen on his BMW's too!!!
    Question is, will he get involved in such a job?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYM View Post
    Question is, will he get involved in such a job?
    It's a good question...... I don't know the answer - if not, he may well be able to recommend a suitable establishment for the job
     
     

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    Not a big job but who ever does it need to have the correct shims to do job as the about 30 different thicknesses. Take about 2hrs to do and do make big difference when adj correctly. Done my mates E46 M3 couple weeks ago only needed 2 replacing. I'd have done them for you but too far. Make sure who does them car has to be cold and replace rocker gaskets.
     
     

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    thanks where would you get the shims from then i would do it my self if i new what to do at my mates garage im not new to engine work i rebuilt my old cosworth, but seeing im new to bmw don't know all the tricks,
     
     

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    Can't say i've ever done it on a M3 or any BMW for that matter but are you just checking the clearances on them ?

    If so just remove the rocker cover and use a set of feeler gauges. You need to know what the correct clearance is once you do its just a case of checking each one, you'll need a big ass spanner to turn the camshaft each time.

    If one is needing a different shim then you're going to have to remove the cam caps, take the cam out (which would mean disconnecting the timing) and change the shims.
    E39 M inspired
     
     

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