Do I need a crank scraper?
I'm working on a 1992 325i(E36) engine swap. The original motor blew a piston. So I found 1 from a 1991 E34 525i. Both are the M50 types. Besides the oil pans, the motors are identical. After going through my replacement engine, I have come into a slight stumbling block. The 525i block doesn't use a "crank scraper" bolted to the block(it has it directly in the pan). My 325i block, has a scraper bolted to the block.
I can switch everything over(Pan, pick-up tube)-but not the crank scraper. This is because, on the replacement block there are NO mounts-casted on the inside of block.
Do I need to run a crank scraper? Has anyone ever ran into this before?
If I need to run 1, any body got any ideas on the mounting setup?
Last edited by Sephora325iX; 11-27-2012 at 09:44 AM.