Use a straight edge bar designed for checking engine straightness and a feeler gauge. The sealing surfaces of the cylinder head and cylinder block are machined very precisely to be absolutely flat. The steps are the same as if it was installed. This is a good place to start. I wouldn't buy this tool if I was a professional technician, I would get the snap on for sure. Light but accurate steering has been a key ingredient in this satisfying recipe. I prefer to leave the camshafts installed as this saves time.
There are two ways to do this; you can remove the camshafts first or leave the camshafts installed. And the tuners have managed to achieve this without any real sacrifice in comfort. Thank you, Dave June 20, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Just press it onto the sprocket and hold while installing the nuts finger tight. July 21, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You're not performing the entire torque sequence. Follow the instructions that came along with your special tool kit to ensure proper use. When this happens, you could have engine overheating, oil and coolant mixing along with a poor running motor.
December 28, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you didn't lock the engine down using timing tools, you will have to get a set of tools, then time the crankshaft and cylinder head properly before reassembling. A Torque Wrench allows you to manually set the level of tightening and then once it has reached that tightening whilst using it , it will stop applying any more pressure and will make a click-click sound. Looking like potentially needing time sert for at least one bolt. Another 57 percent comes from fiddling with the profiles of the twin-chamber intake-manifold and exhaust ports, and the rest comes from changes in the cam profiles. First and most important: even though I bought the finer white bristle wheel instead of the green one I still caught a lot of flack when I arrived at the machine shop with my freshly buffed block.
Figure 48 Next, install crankshaft locking pin tool 11 2 300 into the hole dust plug was removed from. I know that's a strange title, but what I'm doing before I remove the cylinder head is loosening and then retorquing the head bolts to see if the threads in the block have been stripped out. When installing tool, push in until it bottoms out. For a car that can run with that rorty old M5, such featherweight steering simply won't do. Not all hope is lost as you can repair the thread holes with time-serts, which work quite well.
Don't want to ding some valves October 15, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: 0. That pays off nicely at the track. When tightening the cylinder head bolts, the threads strip out of the block and the bolt cannot be tightened to the correct torque specification. Rotate the engine one full rotation and confirm that the first camshaft lobes point toward each other. This is the method used by professionals to check for stripped bolts.
Disconnect the negative - battery cable. If your head had to be machined, be sure you ordered the thicker head gasket to make up for the material that was removed. Unlike the E36, the E46 four-door shares very little sheetmetal with the coupe and convertible. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. I would suggest you grab a repair manual, you should own one. If you want performance, you get a break; if you want luxury, you pay. See our tech article on valve cover gasket replacing.
Follow the instructions that came along with your special tool kit to ensure proper use. This was by no means a foregone conclusion. Instead use 200+ grit sandpaper glued to something hard and flat. Once you have confirmed the camshafts are timed correctly, remove the special tool from the front of the cylinder head 11 6 150. The remainder of the reassembly steps are reverse of removing.
Figure 9 Once valve cover has been removed, check head bolts. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Fortunately for them and everyone else, the new 330i won't incite a revolution against the Old Order. Install new cylinder head bolts into the cylinder head. While doing the coolant exchange check for leaks around the radiator and water pump pulley. So you have to refer to the factory legends to learn the identification symbols and then refer back to circuit diagrams to find the splice and ground locations. I'd hate to have to buy an additional new set of bolts just so I can perform this check.
Judge for yourself the implications; we nearly choked on our Wiener schnitzel. I like to start with the bolts between cylinders 5 and 6 green arrows. The quickest 330i test times we've recorded prior to exercising this enhanced edition came in our first instrumented encounter with the 3. Your torque wrench will click off, as the max torque is already reached. Remember to check the cylinder head and block for warpage when you remove them to ensure proper sealing and to avoid future problems.