BMW E36 – M50 / S50 / M52 / S52 Connecting Rod Bearing Replacement & Upgrade

My S52 engine has around 130,000 miles on it and I honestly don't know how it's been treated over its life. Has it always received regular oil changes? Has it been abused at high rpm over extended durations? Has it been rev'd to a high rpm before the oil has even had a chance to …

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BMW E36 – Stewart Warner Water Pump vs OEM Style Welded Steel Impeller

One of the biggest known issues with BMW E36 chassis cars is the fragility of certain critical cooling system components. The main OEM components that have known weaknesses (even in non-racing applications) are the plastic thermostat housing, radiator with plastic end tanks, plastic clutch driven cooling fan and water pump with plastic impeller. Notice a …

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