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S38 B36 Engine Rebuild.

Hi Guys,

I was hoping to get some specs for rebuilding the bottom end of the engine, and so on.
Does anyone have details of where i can purchase a repair manual that would have all theis crutial info i require.

I need the following info.
1. Big end to Crank clearance?
2. Crank end play?
3. Main bearing clearance?
4. acceptable ring gap?
5. Valve clearance?

BTW: The car is coming along nicely to all those concerned.
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General E34 repair manual
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absolute gold, can not go wrong with those three documents.

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I raise this up little bit, because you found everything needed on those links.

They are superb!
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Does anyone have a link to the BMW assembly repair manual? The above links have limited engine content for the s38b36. They cover the s38b35 in full depth but only tell how to take the s38b36 engine out, manifolds off, cylinder head removal ect, then says "for further jobs refer to "Assembly repair manual". Obviously the bentley doesn't cover M5 either.

Right now I am trying to get my timing chain cover off but cannot free the crank bolt. Tips?
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