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#1 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 10:25 AM
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I have an opportunity to pick up a set of used S50 cams for a few hundred. I know I will need the upgraded conforti chip, but is there anything else I would need to complete the swap?

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im not too sure on this, but im gonna bump this thread so maybe someone else can pick this up and help you out

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I want the S50 engint swap, but for like $250 I could get just the cams.. I talked to a few shops tho and they said it would be assinine to do just the cams. So i am now discouraged from doing this.. Besides I test drove a 2000 328CI last night and I swear my 93 325i is quite faster.. So I should be happy right!?...I think I'll try some pullies next instead.

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pullies suck...the cams will put your car at about 200+bhp

well usually the e46's feel slower because their heavier and more smog equipment and their mostly auto's

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oh and you wouldnt need anything else for the swap...but you might as well replace the valve cover gaskets while your at it since you got the valve cover off

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yep. the valve gaskets are very common problem on e36 six cylinders.
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