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Old 03-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #16
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Yep. Get the CD from Sierra. Everything you ever wanted to know. I've just had mine in for her 30,000km service at the dealer where they checked valve clearance. Good as new, no adjustment necessary. And, FYI; the adjustment actually involves at least lifting or even removing one or both camshafts. So, make sure you know where you are going with this. Better still, pay the stealer.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:26 PM   #17
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it doesn't have sparkplugs are valves to adjust.

The dilithium crystals are housed in a sealed flux capacitor chamber. With dual teutonic phase coupling.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:31 PM   #18
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Valve Clearance

I have been told by a guy who worked for BMW as an Instructor (maintenance) that to check to see if the valves need to be adjusted - they just put it on the computer and look at temperatures... If they are not in the proper perimeters then they will need adjusting...

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Old 03-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #19
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I have been told by a guy who worked for BMW as an Instructor (maintenance) that to check to see if the valves need to be adjusted - they just put it on the computer and look at temperatures... If they are not in the proper perimeters then they will need adjusting...

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Thats a new one on me.

Are the cams directly or indirectly driven ? In other words, does the cam chain ride directly on the cam cog or a cog below it like on the LC8 motor ? It makes a big difference in ease of removal.
If anyone knows
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:57 PM   #20
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Yep. Get the CD from Sierra. Everything you ever wanted to know. I've just had mine in for her 30,000km service at the dealer where they checked valve clearance. Good as new, no adjustment necessary. And, FYI; the adjustment actually involves at least lifting or even removing one or both camshafts. So, make sure you know where you are going with this. Better still, pay the stealer.
If the shims need changing because the clearences are out of spec, then the respective cam must be removed to do so. If in spec, no need to remove the cam. This goes for either cylinder. The good thing I guess is its a 360' engine so both cylinders are TDC at the same time.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:32 PM   #21
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It would be nice to see a "pictorial" of the valve clearance adjustment... anybody done that yet?

Also - a maintenance manual on CD from Sierra? Sierra what? or where? do they have a website?

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:10 PM   #23
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It would be nice to see a "pictorial" of the valve clearance adjustment... anybody done that yet?

Also - a maintenance manual on CD from Sierra? Sierra what? or where? do they have a website?

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sierrabmw.com is where I got mine from. It's $100+ FYI! Nice to have. I got mine to dig inside to investigate my engine knock but haven't really done it yet. I did try to check the valves but the cam cover is obstructing the valves so you really need long feeler gauges to get at them IMHO.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:56 AM   #24
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Plug tool

E-mailed Marc and he didn't know for sure if that tool would work on the 800GS. Same cap but he wasn't sure about access. Have you tried it?


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Old 10-31-2010, 11:58 AM   #25
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Standard 5/8 spark plug socket?

Do you need a super thin wall or will a regular socket do? My 5/8" has a 21.35mm outside diameter and my 16mm has a 21.55 or so outside diameter if that helps. Both seem to fit my spare plug equally well.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:32 PM   #26
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Valve adjusting Step By Step.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623587



will have to nominate this most useful thread to be in the index.... more than likely one of the most valuable assets Gspot has...
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