Hydraulic Lifter, OEM - E36 318i/325i
OEM replacement lifters for engine rebuilds
Each valve on the M42 and M50 BMW engines is operated by engine oil and one of these lifter buckets (also called a cam follower).
The M52/S50/S52 lifter can also be used instead of this part number. It is slightly lighter which means better performance and less wear and tear.
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 an OEM hydraulic lifter manufactured by INA - an original supplier to BMW for this part, as well as many other engine components. As an OEM it meets all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements and is TUV approved. OEM parts are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. This part has a two year warranty.
Price is per lifter.
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36 (92-99) > 325ic
E36 (92-99) > 325is
E36/5 (95-99) > 318ti M42
E34 (89-95) > 525i M50