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  • #16
    Originally posted by kiko View Post
    Slim to none.
    To clarify, by wrist pin, I meant the whole piston to rod connection(pin, piston, small end of rod, etc). Does this still stand? Sorry, I should have been more concise from the get go.

    By the way, thanks for all the advice thusfar!!
    Last edited by ShiftBMW; 12-26-2007, 01:20 PM.

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    • #17
      I'm yet to see an S14 with wrist pin slack (but yours could be the first, I know). I've only saw an S14 doing piston slap but at cold but that's it. This is NOT one of the S14's weak points.

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      • #18
        Re: valve adjustments......most of you guys adjust your own or do you take your car to the local s14 mechanic?
        I need to have mine checked (possibly adjusted).....how much should this run me?? Is this a 2hr project?

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        • #19
          correct.. 1.5-2 hrs is probably a shop's book time... you need a valve tappet depressor that runs about $110 for an aftermarket item to do the job. Also you would need the proper size shims.. It runs about $350-400 to buy a full shim kit from BMW. Some people have purchased the kit, others create their own from shims that they have removed. there is another thread about this if you search.
          Mark Williams
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          • #20
            Thanks for the intel.

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