These Cams Look OK? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 11:27 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
uber e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uber e36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to uber e36
(Thread Starter)
These Cams Look OK?

Guys,

Buying some S50 Cams and was wondering if anyone can chime in from these pics on whether they notice anything that looks like damage...

Thanks!

-Geoff
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Cams1_sm.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	779.1 KB
ID:	24514   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cams2_sm.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	737.7 KB
ID:	24515   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cams3_sm.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	742.4 KB
ID:	24516  

Click signature for pictures:


Need some Real Estate Advice? www.gracehomes.com
uber e36 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 09-02-2006, 11:54 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
uber e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uber e36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to uber e36
(Thread Starter)
Twenty five views and no opinions?

Click signature for pictures:


Need some Real Estate Advice? www.gracehomes.com
uber e36 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2006, 12:16 PM
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
i don't know too much about cams... sorry

-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2006, 11:05 AM
1st Gear Member
 
MarksBMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
MarksBMW is hated around these parts MarksBMW is hated around these parts MarksBMW is hated around these parts MarksBMW is hated around these parts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruzin 323is
i don't know too much about cams... sorry
Sorry, Ditto.

2002 BMW 325i- Black on Black
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 Convertible- Silver on Black
2006 Toyota Rav4 4x4- White on Grey
1986 John Deere 160- Green on yellow

"That ain't a tool; that's a damn brick."
"We mine as well call prison and make reservations."
-Funny Black Guy from Gone in Sixty Seconds
MarksBMW is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2006, 02:33 PM
5th Gear Member
 
RexKing86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RexKing86 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to RexKing86
me either, but they look fine to me... just make sure they are an upgrade and not a stock cam that sime guy just claims to be a better one.

RexKing86 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 09-03-2006, 04:31 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
uber e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uber e36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to uber e36
(Thread Starter)
Well they're stock S50 cams, which I'll put in my M50 for a nice boost of power...

Click signature for pictures:


Need some Real Estate Advice? www.gracehomes.com
uber e36 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2006, 08:29 PM
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 13,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff@bmw
Well they're stock S50 cams, which I'll put in my M50 for a nice boost of power...
yea they look fine, but u need to make sure they arent bent,because while removing the cams in a e36 the cam can be bent

SpeedInfusion is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:09 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: new jersey
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yungwunn911 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to yungwunn911
how much power do s50 cams give more or less?
yungwunn911 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 11:00 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
uber e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uber e36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to uber e36
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedInfusion
yea they look fine, but u need to make sure they arent bent,because while removing the cams in a e36 the cam can be bent
Interesting... I thought that due to their hollow and hardened design, they snapped instead of bent.

Click signature for pictures:


Need some Real Estate Advice? www.gracehomes.com
uber e36 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff@bmw
Interesting... I thought that due to their hollow and hardened design, they snapped instead of bent.
This is true, they'll very rarely be bent, more liekly snappe, because they are hollow.

As far as I can tell the cams look good. The gear looks in good condition aswell. But please note I am giving just a quick overview due to my lack of knowledge on cam conditions and experience.

Here's a dumb question, are you sure the pictures he's given you are a pair of cams? He's giving you both cams right?


1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 07:23 PM
my car is red
 
94BMW325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Newark, Delaware
Posts: 5,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to 94BMW325i Send a message via Yahoo to 94BMW325i
yah where is the other cam? Just look for a lot of scoring on the cams. Well I think thats the term lol. Like a lot of scratches and worn out areas, hard to tell in those pics.



member and partial creator of pimpin the auto club
94BMW325i is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 10:39 AM
1st Gear Member
 
paco1076's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
paco1076 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to paco1076
They look fine. If you look at the 3rd picture you can see the 2nd cam sitting on the box. Anyway, you will want to know how many miles were on the car when he removed these cams. Make sure you look at the cams very closely when you get them to see if there are any discolored lobes or mis-shaped lobes. Those are both indications of drive train damage that could have damaged the cams as well. You might even want to have an engine guy give them a quick look over before you install them (if you aren't sure what to look for in a good cam).

Good luck.

1997 E36 M3 - running stocker style right now...
paco1076 is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 11:41 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
uber e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uber e36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to uber e36
(Thread Starter)
My good buddy is a tech at BMW, he's going to check them over when they arrive... I had the guy send me an email with a description of condition and he says there is no visible scoring and that when he runs his fingernail accross them, it does not catch on anything...

Thanks for your input guys, I'll let you know how they end up!

I am installing these as part of an engine rebuild (2.9L Stroker) but that won't happen until next winter, so I'm thinking of installing the cams when I get them to get a bump in power until I can get to the rebuild...

Click signature for pictures:


Need some Real Estate Advice? www.gracehomes.com
uber e36 is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 09:11 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3.2.8.is is on a distinguished road
looking at doing the same thing and was wondering what the average asking price is for s50 cams and what kind of power boost do they give
3.2.8.is is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cams Issue Rooz 3-Series (E36) 8 09-05-2005 03:23 PM
Tms Chip And M3 Cams kyle_baker 3-Series (E36) 23 02-18-2005 08:21 AM
Custom Ground Cams (streetable) For Sale Kowalski 3-Series (E21, E30) 11 01-20-2005 09:39 AM
Custom Ground Cams (streetable) For Sale Kowalski Classifieds Sell & Buy 2 01-15-2005 08:19 PM
GTC Cams anyone have them??? Zq-8_dawg 3-Series (E36) 12 08-04-2004 10:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome