Originally Posted by cws
I don't know what the impact of running with tight valves is, but it still seems to run fine...
Brian, what QD's are you getting? I got the Beemerboneyard metal ones a couple of years ago.
Igot mine from here
Also a tip: When installing, best practice is to have one M->F and the other F->M. Impossible to hook up backwards then.
I think genuine Q/D now might be metal I could be wrong, worth a phone call and the male side is the one that breaks but if you are getting new ones do the lot.
Chris, the risk of running with tight valves... It will run ok and you wont notice anything wrong
UNTIL the valve burns out. it will loose compression on the cyl. then the engine will miss and generally run like shite, to repair it the cyl head must come off, so it is important that you get them done as soon as you can, it would be a very expensive repair bill compared to having the tappets adjusted.
If I had the correct shims available it should take no more than about 4hrs to do it, should be quicker for someone who knows what they are doing (bmw Tech)
On another note mine is all back together engine wise and is running great,
the brakes lines are fitted and bled now,
just waiting for the shock springs to come