WANTED M52 oil sump

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Koolflyer
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WANTED M52 oil sump

Post by Koolflyer » Thu 29 Sep, 2016 19:37

Anyone have or know of an M52 oil sump for a 1997 2.8 Z3 for sale?
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Re: WANTED M52 oil sump

Post by mrscalex » Thu 29 Sep, 2016 20:41

I have a seized M54 engine which will be coming out at some stage over the next couple of months. They are the same sump.

I am replacing the entire engine so it will be spare. The catch is it has a hole in it. I was quoted £60-£80 to have it repaired.

But I've found Z3 M52/M54 sumps to be very thin on the ground. People advertise 3 Series etc sumps on ebay as being for Z3s but they are not quite the same.

If you're not in a hurry I was looking for £20 plus postage for it. A good one might set you back over £100 based on ebay prices I would think. There again someone kind person may pop up on here with a bargain for you.

If you have a non Z3 engine you're dropping in you'll need the oil pick-up pipe as well. Otherwise my checking on realoem suggests everything else is the same, even the exhaust manifolds.
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Re: WANTED M52 oil sump

Post by Koolflyer » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 18:16

mrscalex wrote:I have a seized M54 engine which will be coming out at some stage over the next couple of months. They are the same sump.
Hi mrscalex

Sorry for not coming back for a while, but been out of the .net loop for a bit due work and time, but thanks for the offer :thumb:. My friend has the M54 engine in his 2.2 which has a plug on the bottom NS front for the oil level indicator, whereas my M52 2.8 sump has the same plug but nothing plugged in as I don't have the oil level indicator. Also, my existing sump doesn't seem to sit dead flush with the bottom of the block by only a few mm, but does seem strange?? Along with the redundant oil level indicator plug, I'm just wondering if it's had another sump at some point during its near 20 year life? Perhaps all M52's had this plug, but never used? I'd be interested to find out.

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Re: WANTED M52 oil sump

Post by peter2b » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 18:25

I wondered where the oil level plug was cheers , as I'm replacing the front wish bones this week I will have a look as mine comes on for a few seconds after I start the engine then goes out
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