R56 N12 to N16 engine swap/ oil pump

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  1. sx19842000

    sx19842000 New Member

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    I purchased a used engine for my 2007 Base Cooper.
    However, what I received instead of the N12 engine. Was a later gen N16, that has the electric oil pump instead of mechanical pump.

    Question would be. Is there away to incorporate using the electric pump in 2007 N-12 car? Or do I have to change out oil pump to mechanical pump, that is used on the 07 models?
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    I am not sure. It would depend on what activates the pump. I will have to research that one.
     
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    While we wait for the wise and all powerful MCSO2 to come up with the answer let me welcome you Motoring Alliance.
     
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    A very short search looks like the pump is controlled by the ECU. If your N12 is not, I would think it would be a very big headache to do it. I am not sure if you can pin it into the ECU or not, even then It would take programing the ECU.

    you could give https://www.allmagautoparts.com/ or https://www.detroittuned.com/ a call they would know the answer.
     
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    Very informative and because of answers like this one you are paid the big bucks. :D
     
  6. sx19842000

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    I appreciate your reply. I kind of figured the oil pump would have to be tied into the ECU somehow. But the particular's are beyond my knowledge.
    I will try your tips and see what they recommend.
    Otherwise my thought would be to just change out the oil pump from the damaged base engine I have.
    Only thing about doing that would be the question?
    Is the drive for the oil pump the same on the N-16 engine as the N-12?
    IF SO, THEN TO CHANGE THEM OUT SHOULDN'T BE A BIG DEAL. MAYBE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR WHOM YOUV'E RECOMENDED.
    Sorry for the Caps! Lock on!
    Thanks,
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