Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Re: Not wanting a valve maintenance issue to become a big problem.
1) I don't. I have the BMW Service manual in PDF and hardcopy, but was working mainly using Kirk Johnson's videos as a guide.
2) Craftsman digital purchased last year.
3) The Torque wrench was set to 10 NM, but sometimes you get a feeling that something isn't right. I actually started to question the torque value, so went back to some of the other bearing cap nuts, and sure enough I got the click-click reassurance. So, I proceeded on with the 2 studs in question. That's when the top one broke. The dealer rep suggested at some point in the past the studs may have been weakened by someone being over-zealous.
4) My gut feeling as well. The reason for that question.
5) I don't have the Clymer manual. I guess, I was wondering if bringing the #1 to TDC, and confirming the notches on the back and front of the cams point horizontal is a fool-proof method
2000 BMW K1200LT - "Like riding on a rail"
1982 Honda Goldwing Interstate - "Gas, oil and Go"
1979 Harley Sportster - "Always broken, always fixing"
1978 Yamaha 500 - "Training wheels"
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