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2001-2002 ENGINE Engine Mechanical - Repair Instructions - Z3 Roadster & Coupe (E36)
Fig. 185: Releasing Flywheel
To prevent damaging valves when fitting the camshafts, no pistons should be in
Lift timing chain and hold under tension.
Rotate engine against direction of engine rotation approx. 30° using the central bolt.
Fig. 186: Lifting Timing Chain
Bearing cap 1 of inlet camshaft is centered with adapter sleeves.
To prevent inlet camshaft from tilting in bearing strip, release nuts and remove bearing cap 1.
Fig. 187: Identifying Bearing Cap Nuts
Fit special tool 11 3 260 to cylinder head and screw into spark plug threads in cylinders 1 and 4.
Fig. 188: Fitting Special Tool 11 3 260 Into Spark Plug Threads
Turn the eccentric shaft to tension the bearing caps. Unfasten nuts on bearing cover.
Fig. 189: Locating Nuts On Bearing Cover
Relieve tension on eccentric shaft and remove special tool 11 3 260.
Remove bearing covers and place to one side in orderly fashion. Remove camshaft.
Fig. 190: Removing Bearing Covers
Locate bucket tappets in bearing strip with special tool 11 3 250.
Lift out complete bearing strip with bucket tappet.
NOTE: If the cylinder head is then to be removed, remove complete bearing strip with bucket tappets.
NOTE: Only re-use used bucket tappets in the same tappet bore.
Fig. 191: Identifying Special Tool 11 3 250
Check bearing points on bucket tappets for signs of wear (scoring).
Fig. 192: Checking Bearing Points On Bucket Tappets For Signs Of Wear (Scoring)
Bearing strips are marked "A" for exhaust side and "E" for inlet side
Fig. 193: Identifying Bearing Strips Marked "A" For Exhaust Side And "E"
For Inlet Side
Note centering dowels on retaining pins at bearing points 2 and 7.
Fig. 194: Locating Centering Dowels
Install bearing strips.
Installation of camshafts is described separately from removal.
The assembly sequence for removal and installation is different.
NOTE: Camshafts, bearings and bearing caps, friction washers, all splines on toothed shafts and spline hubs must be oiled before installation.