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Old 07-31-2004, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am researching to see if I could gain anything by swapping a cam or cams with another BMW DOHC 4 cylinder engine.


I am particualrly interested in finding the specs for the M44 cams, the M42 cams, and the 4 cylinder M cams.


If anyone can help me locate these specs or give me an idea where I might locate them, it would be grately appriciated.

The reason I am interested in this is because I know that on the 2.4L GM engine if you can swap cams from their previous 2.3L version and get respectable gains, so I feel it might be worth researching on the BMW's too.
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Good luck. If you find a source let me know I'm trying to find 6 cylinder specs. Seems like nobody in the bmw world wants to know. They just care it's from the 3.2l M3
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exactly Kevin, I tried asking the dealer and they said they did not have the info, I tried numerous forums nothing, I tried machine shops, still nothing. So maybe I am looking in the wrong places???? But they are out there somewhere.

I am half tempted to go to the dealer and order the 3 intake and 3 exhaust cams that I am interested in, take them to a shop and have them all measure then I would know the specs, and if I couldn't use them I would just return them. I hope it doesn't come down to that though.
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I assume you are looking for port/valve lift and timing specs?
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I could use info on the lift and duration. Also the intake/ exaust valve sizes for the 6 cylinder vs the M3.
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I assume you are looking for port/valve lift and timing specs?
Yeah that is exactly what I am looking for, it is just very hard to find from what I have found so far.
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