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Lifters - Revised part number996.105.041.72


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Is there any confirmation that the lifters on the M96 engine can be replaced by much cheaper(but identical) lifters labeled for other vehicles?

I ask because 24 lifters x $40++ each at the dealer is painful if merely different packaging reduces the price to less than $10 each.

 

There are many posts about 'bad' Lifters in both the Boxster and the 996 Section of Rennlist. There are well informed discussions about the original part number being revised from 996.105.041.50 to 996.105.041.72  because of unspecified improvements in design. There is further discussion by Dharn55 of a direct interchange of 996.....72 for BMW part number 11.321.748.884 as listed for a BMW X5.

See post #20 in this Rennlist link:

http://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/623466-lifter-noise-2.html

That alone reduces the price by much more than half !

http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-camshaft-follower-oem-11321748884

Further Interchange research (on RockAuto) produced a direct equivalent to the BMW part number of BGA HL6330 for less than $10.

https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?carcode=1433871&parttype=5548&a=www.google.com%2BSearch%2Bfor%2B2004%2BBMW%2B325I%2B2.5L%2BL6%2BEngine%2BValve%2BLifter&ck[iD]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=USD&ck[php_SESSION_ID]=qq2i539bh838vqurpfvugm8k47

 

My question is: Within the Rennlist knowledge base,have we any assurance that these interchange 'discoveries' are 100% effective substitutes? If not which non-Porsche part numbers are known to be perfect substitutes please ?

If I was buying just a few lifters ,I wouldn't waste anyone's time with this question and would buy the "Porsche" (actually INA is the OEM supplier) part but on 24 lifters the potential savings is significant!

If we can find a $10 ea. substitute it will save a new Rennlister much more than the cost of lifetime membership to the Forum!

Edited by Schnell Gelb
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