11 31 005 

Remove both cylinder head covers, refer to 11 12 004
Removing spark plugs, refer to 12 12 011
Remove engine splash guard.

Checking timing of camshaft(s) on engine BMW M73

Turn central screw to rotate crankshaft in normal direction of rotation until piston of first cylinder is at firing TDC.

Note:

With first cylinder in TDC position, recess in flange on camshaft (1) is aligned with oil injector strip (2).

Checking timing of camshaft(s) on engine BMW M73

Remove dust cover from locating bore.

Secure crankshaft in TDC position with special tool 11 2 300.

Caution!

Remove special tool prior to operating engine.

Checking timing of camshaft(s) on engine BMW M73

Place Special tool 11 3 190 on camshaft.

Note:

Special tool 11 3 190 must locate flush with cylinder head.

If necessary, adjust timing of camshaft, refer to 11 31 505