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johnnybad1
11-26-2005, 11:05 AM
Does anyone have any experience with Euro spec 3.0 S50 Single Vanos Cams.
My question is: Are these cams compatible with a US spec M52 head.

Thanks,

John Parfitt

SickFinga
11-26-2005, 08:02 PM
even though S50B30 is also a single VANOS, I don't think they are compatible, since VANOS system on S50B30 is more advanced than on M52s


also from these sketches, they look differently too

US Spec
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BF91&mospid=47432&btnr=11_1308&hg=11&fg=25

Euro Spec
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BF93&mospid=47486&btnr=11_1287&hg=11&fg=25

johnnybad1
11-27-2005, 01:20 AM
That is excellent information - you are right - while the Euro M52 and USA M52 have identical camshafts and valve train assembly, the Euro S50 motor is completely different than the USA S50 motor.

JazzM
11-27-2005, 10:18 AM
The cams are very different on those engines.

For an M52 2.8 L you need S52 3.2L cams (PM me, I've got a set...)

T.