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I have a 1998 328i and came across a good deal on 95 M3 camshafts. I was just wondering if I would need software or anything else in order to accomodate the swap.
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yes.. a $5000 specialty tool from BMW to remove the camshaft without damaging it... And Honestly, if this camshaft is not new, youn would be insane to buy it.. No one in their right minds uses a used camshaft.... Too much risk... could have been reground, damaged, bent.....
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dont cam shafts break before they bend. my dad snapped one of the cams when he restored his lotus twin cam engine

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yes.. a $5000 specialty tool from BMW to remove the camshaft without damaging it... And Honestly, if this camshaft is not new, youn would be insane to buy it.. No one in their right minds uses a used camshaft.... Too much risk... could have been reground, damaged, bent.....
Why not? Look it over, if it looks good, use it. Of course this is assuming you know what you're looking for. If it's not pitted, scored or generally fucked upI don't see why not. People do it all the time, and for some applications used is all you can get. For my motorcycle which is 22 years old, I need four cams, at $1200 for all. Instead I bought used ones, and have never had a single problem.

As far as using an M3 cam, I don't know. Valves might not clear, or snap closed fast enough..

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btw, how much did u find one for used?

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dont cam shafts break before they bend. my dad snapped one of the cams when he restored his lotus twin cam engine
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Remember at the meet a long time ago you said you'd never heard of someone breaking a camshaft?
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