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Old 11-30-2006, 10:02 AM
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27mm deep socket and a 1/2" drive ratchet on the crank bolt.


Can you reach the crank bolt from the top of the engine room? I am constantly up and down, because I have not figured out how to get around the fan, between the radiator..
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:14 AM
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I've only done one adjustement so far on my 240D. I used the power steering pully method. I also replaced the gasket with a new one from Phil at fastlane. Dont see why you'd need any goop on the gasket. Just make sure the head is clean where the gasket will go and torque the bolts to the right spec. Mine has no leaks at all.

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Old 11-30-2006, 10:18 AM
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27mm deep socket and a 1/2" drive ratchet on the crank bolt.
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Agreed.
The remote starter switch is so much easier and that is what it says to do in the service manual. They even put that terminal block right up top on the inner fender to hook the remote starter switch to. When I did my first valve adjustment, I thought to myself "now this is good design".
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:33 AM
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Mine is a stick and I do something similar to Len. I put the car in 4th or 3rd and pull it towards me while watching the cam. Works fine, takes about 8 feet to do all the valves and then check them. If the driveway is paticularly full I will push the car back, out of gear, and then continue pulling forward, resuming the job where I left off. Jim
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:43 AM
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Mine is a stick and I do something similar to Len. I put the car in 4th or 3rd and pull it towards me while watching the cam. Works fine, takes about 8 feet to do all the valves and then check them. If the driveway is paticularly full I will push the car back, out of gear, and then continue pulling forward, resuming the job where I left off. Jim
this method works fine for those of you with a stick, like what 10 of you? the remote starter, or pliers shorted accross the terminal block will work for ALL of you.
John
and the goop on the gasket should make it easier to remove without damaging the gasket.
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As per the FSM, i use a remote starter. i am cheap, so i built one.

2 large aligator clamps.
at least 3' of wire, more if you want to use it on other cars.
a push button switch.

all i had to buy was a switch, as i couldn't find one laying around(untill after i buit it, of course). so cost was $5.

works really well. i was suprised that at the time, no one else, that i found ,had posted this.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:53 PM
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I've also used the remote starter method, but prefer the turning the rear wheel. I'm even cheaper than you!!! I didn't even use a switch. I just touched the ends of the alligator clips together to jog the engine.

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