The cam swap could have been 102 Performance Projects : This is what I call a proper performance hackover forced induction as it would realistically be in my budget, but appreciate the extra info, but would love to have more information regarding the cam swap. I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. It's not too complex, especially if you follow my instructions above. This kit includes the mechanical spacers to convert hydraulic lifter tappets to solid lifters. Professional installation and setup is mandatory as these require complete assembly of the head, checking valve lash, then dis-assembly and machining of the Schrick tappet to spec. If it doesn't, then give it a very light tap with a very small hammer to loosen the bearing cap.
It helped to increase displacement to 3. Make some pics of it too. The price was competitive and your expedited delivery charge was surprisingly low. You just need to buy a kit and put it on a stock engine and drive until you get bored. I must admit, in theory, this seems like it would work very well.
August 26, 2009 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. All three cams have concentrated wear on only a few journals. If you used the alternate method detailed above, then repeat the alternate method for installation - tighten each of the bearing caps for all of the cylinders one quarter turn, and then repeat. One note of caution - if you do perform a camshaft swap with the engine in the car, then you will want to make sure that you don't accidentally tap your valves to your pistons. I will follow this procedure very carefully, thanks. November 1, 2009 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback and additional information.
Performing this large amount of work, I decided that it would be in my best interest to have a complete valve job performed on the cylinder head at the same time. Too time consuming, confusing, risky and dangerous to knuckles. I'll spoil the suspense right now - I achieved successful removal and installation using a special technique I developed after studying the camshafts for quite a few nights and a few failed ideas, which I will explain in a few paragraphs. How can you tell if the valves for cylinders 2-6 are closed? Bore is 80 mm 3. Our particular interaction has extended over many months and never have I felt that I wasn't getting first-class service.
I'm getting ready to do this on a e36 M50 that has a blown head gasket. September 9, 2009 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback and additional information. Easy - I just stuck my pinky finger down behind the camshaft lobe and tried to rotate the camshaft lifter in its bore. March 1, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. For the purpose of removing the camshaft, you want to rotate the camshaft by using a wrench to grip the square end, as shown in.
I could not get the nuts on the studs on E2 with the lobes in the down position, causing me much anxiety. The M52B28 was released in 1995 as a new engine for the E36 328i, E39 528i, and E38 728i models. For me - I would be inclined to combine both your methods especially if cyl head were on the bench in any case. Compared to the engine used elsewhere, the S52 is less powerful and features more in common with the regular M52 engine. Camshafts are also hardened, which makes them very brittle and prone to cracking. Is this a problem with my installation of the cams or is it possible the shop I took it to messed something up during the valve job? Instead of removing all of the bearing caps for cylinders 2-6 all at once, use the following method. And oxygen sensors too are an issue on the forums.
Fits all 1992-2000 M50 engine based cars, including 323, 325, 328, M3, and Z3. It will easily provide 470 horsepower. Someone was selling his S52 cams because he bought Schrick ones. October 16, 2009 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yup. Diameter of cylinders increased to 86.
These cams are the 284 degree version, and includes two intake cams and two exhaust cams. This is why I keep coming back. It is possible the camshaft was part of the original issue, but not bad enough to notice. Can the cams be swapped with no other requirements? July 28, 2009 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. At this point, with the tool in place, you can remove all of the nuts that hold each of the cam bearing caps in place. We need the sequence and torque for the bearing caps for the 4 cylinders. February 25, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It's not too difficult on this engine - the valve cover pops off pretty easily and the two cam gears are very accessible from the top.