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3,6 LFX in 159 Q4

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Hi.
I know Roman in Sweden has done this with an LLT, but they are hard to come by at the moment. I have sourced a 2015 LFX from a Camaro, but the oil filter fitting is way wrong: It points upwards and the Alfa 3.2 points downwards.
Can anyone tell me it I can just swap the oil filter "base" and the rest will be ok?

I know that I need the Alfa heads and the sump, but is is more to it?
(I will also use the reinforced timing chain kit from Mace engineering)


Any help would be great!
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Hi.
I know Roman in Sweden has done this with an LLT, but they are hard to come by at the moment. I have sourced a 2015 LFX from a Camaro, but the oil filter fitting is way wrong: It points upwards and the Alfa 3.2 points downwards.
Can anyone tell me it I can just swap the oil filter "base" and the rest will be ok?

I know that I need the Alfa heads and the sump, but is is more to it?
(I will also use the reinforced timing chain kit from Mace engineering)


Any help would be great!
Much, much more! However, I do not believe they changed the block cast to accommodate a different filter housing, so yes the Alfa one will fit. However, if I were you, and it is something I have in hand at the moment, I would replace the existing filter housing/cooler module with a larger filter element - mine is from a BMW V12. It is of paramount importance to keep oil pressure up with these engines and the original Alfa one is both too small and very restrictive, so changing the filter at 4.000 mile intervals is; imo, essential.

Progressive blocking of the existing filter element causes the Oil Pump Pressure Regulating Valve to open earlier, causing a reduction in working pressure at the extremities of the lubrication system - namely the rear bank and the lower timing chain and rear bank upper timing chain tensioner.

P.s., they haven't redesigned the engine although they have corrected some omissions, but substantially left the issues of the 3.2 JTS, unaddressed.
 

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Sorry, can't help there - details long lost!

This is the Baby, if it helps BMW X5 E53 4.6 is Oil Filter Housing 7511169 Petrol 255kw 2003 - eBay. Dealerships the best source for that information - much more helpful than Alfa - well mine anyway Hoses can be made up by any specialist for not too much money. They need to be bespoke for the engine in any case - depending upon how you configure your set - up.
 

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Show me the original heads - I presume you have fitted the Alfa JTS heads, although that lump looks incredibly untouched? I would have thought you would have made some effort to ensure you are not simply putting in a bag of loose spanners. Where's the BMW oil filter? Still no pictures! This just seems to be following on from what has gone before. Where is the 3.2 JTS block?

Forgive me, if I appear sceptical, but once again it all seems just a little too good to be true! Must be those long dark nights, which fuel the imagination. Perhaps Alfa should move their Development Team "Up - North". Could do wonders for their creativity. Might just simplify things - a bit like IKEA!!!!!!! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
 

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Show me the original heads - I presume you have fitted the Alfa JTS heads, although that lump looks incredibly untouched? I would have thought you would have made some effort to ensure you are not simply putting in a bag of loose spanners. Where's the BMW oil filter? Still no pictures! This just seems to be following on from what has gone before. Where is the 3.2 JTS block?

Forgive me, if I appear sceptical, but once again it all seems just a little too good to be true! Must be those long dark nights, which fuel the imagination. Perhaps Alfa should move their Development Team "Up - North". Could do wonders for their creativity. Might just simplify things - a bit like IKEA!!!!!!! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
I love your attitude and the fact that you do not believe me :)
JTS heads and sump from the Alfa.
No BMW oil filter house yet - change often is my policy.
The Alfa block is in the backgroud.
 

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I love your attitude and the fact that you do not believe me :)
JTS heads and sump from the Alfa.
No BMW oil filter house yet - change often is my policy.
The Alfa block is in the backgroud.
😁 (y) (y) (y) (y) (y) 😁

And the LFX heads - or have you sent them for recycling? 😁😁😁😁😁😁

P.s. - great banter, need a bit more like this. I don't really give a jot about anyone's fantasies, that's all life is anyway! However, it is really good sport! Worth it's weight bearing in mind the usual boring dross!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
 

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WE HAVE LIFT OFF!!!
Today the 3,6 started without any expesive sounds!

If someone can tell me how to upload a short video I can show you :)
Can't help you there, I'm afraid. I am still trying to fit the 3.2 JTS Alfa heads to my Rolls Royce Merlin engine, which I am dropping into my 159 saloon!

Once I get them installed, it should be plain sailing, with very little to worry about. Which fits with the theory, that: it doesn't really matter what engine it is, one can adapt them with consummate ease, to fit any car.

Satire, dry humour, pizz - taking used to be so much more sophisticated in my youth. Nowadays, it is just ridiculously boring, unsubtle.

Perhaps its just me, or is the British sense of humour that much more classy? Whatever, I don't think this project will gain much traction. But not to worry, the car will be up for sale next week and a newly acquired exotic substituted in it's place - that too to be sold soon after. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
 

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Can't help you there, I'm afraid. I am still trying to fit the 3.2 JTS Alfa heads to my Rolls Royce Merlin engine, which I am dropping into my 159 saloon!

Once I get them installed, it should be plain sailing, with very little to worry about. Which fits with the theory, that: it doesn't really matter what engine it is, one can adapt them with consummate ease, to fit any car.

Satire, dry humour, pizz - taking used to be so much more sophisticated in my youth. Nowadays, it is just ridiculously boring, unsubtle.

Perhaps its just me, or is the British sense of humour that much more classy? Whatever, I don't think this project will gain much traction. But not to worry, the car will be up for sale next week and a newly acquired exotic substituted in it's place - that too to be sold soon after. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
Are you off your meds again sizewell? 😂 :ROFLMAO:😜
 

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The only few things to alter were:
1. Use the Alfa heads
2. Use the Alfa oil sump
3. All the cogwheels for the timing chains had to me moved from the Alfa heads and bottom
4. The alternator bracket did not fit, so I had to drill a new hole to allign with the Camaro pattern
5. Almost all electric plugs had to me moved from the Alfa engine.

That's all, Folks!


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The only few things to alter were:
1. Use the Alfa heads
2. Use the Alfa oil sump
3. All the cogwheels for the timing chains had to me moved from the Alfa heads and bottom
4. The alternator bracket did not fit, so I had to drill a new hole to allign with the Camaro pattern
5. Almost all electric plugs had to me moved from the Alfa engine.

That's all, Folks!


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Don’t you try Lars. We both know that it has never happened. Fake, fake, fake!

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