View Full Version : M3 Inspection question

10-11-2007, 08:38 AM
For all you M3 owners..

i have 4000 clicks till my second inspection and i was informed that a valve adjustment is goin to be done..

to tell u the truth, im a little worried that someone is going to pop the top of my engine. Im a believer of "leaving things as they came from factory" and its never the same once monkied around with.

THey told me its factory recomended that this is done.

Did everybody have this done? Is it really required and why??

your inputs are appreciated..

10-11-2007, 09:05 AM
Do it you goof. All they are doing is making sure everything is still in spec as it came from the factory to begin with. Valves need adjustment as time goes on, and if they do it, they will obviously change the valve cover gasket. The only thing you have to worry about is

a) the guy does it when the car is bone cold and double checks specs.
b) he is not lazy and he removes the old gasket correctly.

If the guy is a BMW tech. he more than likely does a good job, I think he will take pride knowing it's a M and he's working on a special car/engine. Plus, he knows if he doesn't do a good job you will be back the next day complaining, so he'll do it right the first time.