Adjusting valve clearance BMW S38 engine

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remove the fan shroud and fan – see 11 52 000
remove the cylinder head cover, see – 11 12 000
crankshaft with special tool 11 3 020

Measure the valve clearance with cam face up.
Compare measured valve clearance with specified valve clearance.

Measure the valve clearance Out of specification:
turn pusher opening as shown

use a special tool on the M88 / 3 engine or special tool 11 3 170 on the S38 engine,
directed accordingly camshaft “A” or “E” and press the plunger.
A = exhaust
Inlet E =

Note: a plastic cap and wire holder should be removed to adjust the inlet valves in the cylinder # 6

cut the cable and remove the belt holder