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BMW typically recommends leaving the adaptation values in place for most repairs (including sensor replacement). The system will re-adjust very quickly. The exception would be any repair to the throttle system (hard parts or sensors) in which case you do need to re-set the adaptations.
I let them be unless I'm trying to track down an issue which has manifested itself as an adaptation going outside of the pre-defined threshold. These cases typically center around fuel trims and the best way to verify the repair is to reset back to zero and see how much and how fast it deviates.
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