Hydraulic Lifter, BMW - E36, E46, E39, E60, E83, E53, Z3, Z4
Genuine BMW replacement lifters for more power when upgrading cams and/or valve springs
Each valve on the M52, S52, M52TU, M54, and S62 BMW engines is operated by engine oil and one of these lifter buckets (also called a cam follower).
E36 M50 2.5 and S50 3.0 engines can also use these lifters as an upgrade. They are slightly lighter than the original M50/S50 lifters.
A failed lifter is usually stuck or bound up with the valve either fully closed or fully open. You can usually hear the distinctive "pumping" sound from the valve cover if one or more lifters are stuck without oil. You may also have a fault code for misfires or rich condition to accompany the sound. Lifters may be unstuck manually or can be rebuilt. But these are normal wear items and should be replaced at some point, especially if run dry of oil. A fresh head rebuild should have new lifters. New performance cams often require new lifters due to their performance specs.
This is a Genuine BMW hydraulic lifter with a two year warranty. Buying a Genuine part will usually be more expensive than an OEM or aftermarket brand but you are assured that it meets BMW's designs for fitment, performance, and longevity. It will also be the very latest design, incorporating any updates or revisions that an aftermarket brand typically will ignore.
Price is per lifter.
E36 (92-99) > 323ic
E36 (92-99) > 323is
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36 (92-99) > 325ic
E36 (92-99) > 325is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328ic
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (1995)
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 325xi
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
E46 (99-05) > 330xi
E34 (89-95) > 525i M50
E39 (97-03) > 528i
E39 (97-03) > 530i
E39 (97-03) > M5 (00-03)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 525i M54 (2004-2005)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 525i N52 (2006-2007)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 530i M54 (2004-2005)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 530i N52 (2006-2007)
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 3.0i M54
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.5
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 3.0
E52 Z8 (00-03) > Z8 Roadster (2000-2003)