View Full Version : Raising the engine.

05-15-2011, 01:44 PM
An m40b18 in a bmw e30 to be more exact.

How much can i raise without to much issues?
Do i need to raise the trans as well?

Anything else i should consider?

05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
What's your reasoning to raise the engine? Are you looking for more clearance under the oil pan? If that's the case, I'd find a shop to fab up a lower / wider oil pan.

I considered a similar solution for my old MK3 VR6, but there wasn't enough room under the hood to allow the engine to be raised as much as I wanted it to go (even with the engine cover off). I swapped out the oil pan for one that was 2.5" short in height and never scraped again... well, I never scraped my oil pan anyways. :D

05-16-2011, 09:09 AM
That might work, have to talk mr. mechanic to be sure tho.

06-02-2011, 04:05 PM
on an vw mk1 stick shift can i lift it an inch 25mm+- without issues?
or does anyone have a link for me on how to make my sump shallow...
thanks lol