Yeah, Grif and I did my valves, but they were still in spec so we didn't actually pull the cams. So no special tool needed.
I did take lots of pics, which my camera ate.
So much for that full procedure I was gonna write.
The best advice is to take your time and follow the procedure. If you do find some out of spec and you actually do have to pull the cams, you can decide then whether to buy the special tool, do it without, or take it to a dealer to finish up.
BTW, BMW now recommends checking them every 18K, so you have some time to think about it.
And be very
careful when pulling the spark plug caps/coils out. They come loose with a sudden POP and can slam into the frame/suspension above, thus breaking off the tiny clips that hold the electrical plug in place. Especially the two on the left side, right, Grif?
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