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1983 320i: broken rocker arm..without removing cylinder head?(ie

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How can I replace a broken rocker arm on 1983 320i BMW M10 engine without removing cylinder head?(ie the most efficient way)
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Marc replied 11 years ago.

 

There are only two ways to get the rocker shaft out of that engine without pulling the head


  1 pull the engine


 2 saw the shaft into peices but you will have to pull the head to replace the new shaft


  SORRY SOMETIMES THERE IS NO EASY WAY.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to enginboy's Post: Thank You. However, I have rationally concluded that the exhaust rocker shaft can be displaced enough toward the firewall to remove and replace both the number one and number two(which is broken)arms. Would you have a re-consideration and comment.

Thank You Kindly,

David R.
Expert:  Marc replied 11 years ago.

  You never stated what rockers you wanted to get out and you can't get the shaft out yourself with out pulling the head can you?What do you want me to reconsider. If you are talking about a reconsideration of the fee it was a freebee (free post) If you want me to say I gave you a wrong free answer. NO my answer was correct considering the information that was suplied.

   

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to enginboy's Post: Confusion, the #2 exhaust arm is broken thus, is it feasible to push the shaft back and remove and remove the #1 and remove and replace the #2.

Thank You Kindly,

David R.

p.s. as soon as it is finalized one way or the other the fee is a walking dog(i.e. no problem}

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