The Barrington books represent a lot of hard work and I made a mistake.
Micha - I think any question about these machines is a proper question. You'll know when the folks get tired - they will stop answering.
No processes or procedures are unacceptable to discuss. Just use your own words to describe and you won't get into trouble.
And don't copy pages of a copyrighted book.
As to the repeated persuasions from folks here to buy the Barrington manual, and the insinuation that you’re virtually doomed if you don’t....my opinion is that it’s a really great manual, well written, a fantastic reference and great photos and narrative and historical perspective, but overpriced and not 100% necessary for every person that chooses to tackle projects big or small on their BMW. You’ve stated your choice to not buy it right from the beginning of your project, and that’s completely respectable. Also, buying that book, as at least one person has insinuated, will not replace buying or making the right tools to take your motor apart.
If you do happen to make a mistake, which you probably will but that’s how you learn, there’s plenty of replacement parts available if it comes to that. Obviously we don’t want to destroy parts carelessly, but you seem to be taking your time enough to be careful.
I say keep doing it, get manuals and factory data wherever and whenever you can within your own personal budget, keep asking questions and keep making those great tools! Your experience and questions will undoubtedly help lots of others!
press the cam out of the bearing while it is in the housing, then you can take the bearing out of the housing.
Most mechanical problems can be solved by a good visual inspection and asking "how did they put this together?"
On the other hand, I may be entirely wrong about the sequence of operations, and you may ignore this entire post.
You've probably figured this out by now but Captonzap is correct. Cam shaft out of the bearing then bearing out of the holder.
Pay attention to the way the bearing is installed, the groove goes toward the lobes.