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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 26th, 2007, 10:23 am Thread Starter
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Checked my gaps at the weekend
3 inlets are too tight (by 0.5mm)
out they come
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2.90
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Bob Sayers EXCELLENT dvd (couldnt have got this far without it) states that you should measure the buckets you have taken out and chuck them.
Two questions;
1. has anyone evr found the buckets to be out of spec?
2. has anyone had any problems with just swopping buckets?

I have had 3 pro opinions from this side of the pond that say that the buckets are never out of spec on a BMW K and that they are just fine for exchanging as required to another port.

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post #2 of 6 Old Mar 26th, 2007, 11:44 am
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I have never seen a LT bucket that wore significantly. Swap them at will. I always kept my old buckets for the next guy who might need one.

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post #3 of 6 Old Mar 26th, 2007, 11:53 am
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When I did my valve clearance checks this winter I found 11 out of spec. I reduced that to 7 by interchanging buckets and ordered 7 new to correct those. I measured all 16 buckets and found them all to be in spec. I gave my old buckets to a member of this community. I would not hesitate to interchange or swap buckets out to get the correct settings.
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I've done 13 valve adjustments using used buckets. My dealer has a bucket exchange program and guess what they predominately use?



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I've done 13 valve adjustments using used buckets.
Maybe if you had used new ones, you wouldn't have had to adjust them so many times.

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I just finished my valve adjustment and found that I had 9 out of spec. I did a little swap and only had to buy 5. I did not hesitate to reuse them. I had never done any work like this before but with the gunsmoke notes I found the process to be a snap.
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