E46 Fanatics Forum banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this month's Ride of the Month Challenge!
vanos
1-20 of 127 Results
Advanced
  1. General E46 Forum
    So I’ve done how you guys have told me get a new vanos from pick your part and instal it, everything’s good I just want to know if it’s safe to clean it using a pressure washer? Of course I won’t put it in, wet I’ll wait till it’s fully dry
  2. ///M3 Forum
    So I recently charge my spark plugs, ignition coils and oil because my m3 was startling when I remove my leg from the gas pedal. I went to near by autozone and got a quick scan which came back as misfiring at cyl 1,2,3,4 with basic scan tool. So I came both spark plugs and ignition coil and...
  3. ///M3 Forum
    I recently noticed when I place my foot lightly on the clutch pedal of my E46 M3, I feel a repetitive subtle click as the engine is running. It increases in frequency as the revs increase and feels almost like a pulse. I listened carefully to the engine with the hood open, the click I feel...
  4. General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, i've been digging around trying to solve this issue for a while, but can't pin-point anything specific. I've got an 03 325Ci, manual. 143k miles. The problem is as follows; I'll start the car, pull away fine. I come to a road exit for example, fully stop, now when I go to pull out...
  5. General E46 Forum
    Hello, does anybody know if you have to retime your engine when you remove the timing components from a m52tu? I did a head gasket job and removed the timing components to pull the head but locked the camshafts so they wouldn’t move. I zip tied the 2 sprockets connected to the chain that moves...
  6. General E46 Forum
    Hi, I am getting Cylinder 3 misfire with fuel shut off randomly on cold start ups. I can feel the misfire and, if I turn the car off and then back on, the misfire goes away. I have checked my coils and plugs and those seems fine. The misfire starting occurring after I changed the valve cover...
  7. General E46 Forum
    I have made some bad decisions in my time, but I think my choice of mechanic has taken the top spot for worst decision so far. A series of bad choices on my part led me to let an incompetent mechanic change the engine in my 320Ci, and after getting the engine changed I have an issue that is...
  8. General E46 Forum
    Today i did my Valve cover gasket. The job was easy until it came the time of taking the cover itself off. The 20 year plastic was so brittle that broke right away, sending pieces all over the head. I did my best cleaning up the mess with a rag, pliers and vacuum. I will add this as a bonus...
  9. UK
    Hi Id really appreciate any help here. Im wanting to rebuild the Vanos system on my e46 m3. Im looking for more than just the Vanos seals ie gaskets, crush washers, cam sprocket bolts, micro cartridge, diaphram springs, chain tensioner.... I can only find these on hack engineering website for...
  10. ///M3 Forum
    Hey everyone, First time long time I got a great deal on an manual M3 competition but it needed a couple small seals replaced. Knocked those out and did the vanos up with all beisan parts save the rattle kit and cam bolts. Was DDing that configuration for about 6 months without issue Last...
  11. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I wanted to put this out there in case anyone else has a similar issue. Ever since I got my car (2003 e46 325Ci Cabrio) I've been suffering from poor fuel economy but just thought that it was 'normal' since I drive the car like a bat out of hell pretty much all the time. Recently I...
  12. General E46 Forum
    Hello guys, I'm a first time poster, but a lot of threads here helped me and my friends solve some problems on our BMWs, so I wanted to thank all who share their knowledge. Now, to my problem, I have the dreadful P0014 error code. When i bought my E46 320i FL (2.2l M54 engine, 2003) the vanos...
  13. General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I need your input on whether to keep this rebuilt vanos that I just bought and put it onto my engine, or whether that looks weird and I should return it? The seller has good reviews on the rebuilt vanos and communication was good. Basically, when I received the vanos, I saw this...
  14. General E46 Forum
    Hi, I've started noticing a loping feeling while idling in my '05 325Ci. Can't really hear anything, but the car feels like it's shaking. And the shakes usually happen one at a time, in a random pattern. I can see minor fluctuations of the tach when its happening, maybe 100-200 rpm. Last...
  15. General E46 Forum
    New member, just bought a 2005 330xi with 160K miles, and I am working on sorting it out. Done both front CV boots with GKN/Lobro boots (much easier than I expected) and the passenger side steering boot, which was harder due to the limited space from the larger xi subframe, but not too bad. I...
  16. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'd like to get your opinion on a problem that seems to be getting worse on my E46. *UPDATE* I just ran my codes again and am getting a P0171 - Powertrain Systme too lean (Bank 1). It's a pending fault, and no CEL. Car: 2004 325CI Coupe M54 Engine 5-speed manual 203,000 miles...
  17. Engine & Performance
    I purchased this kit new from Besian for $65 a few months ago with the intention of rebuilding my VANOS system. Discovered that it wasn't necessary so now I'm selling. Kit is brand new, only took it out of the packaging for pictures. Asking $50 shipped
  18. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Recently obtained a nice 01 330i, Noticed a rattle sound shortly after, Bought all the essentials, Liqui-Moly, Valve cover gasket kit, grommets, vanons bolts, G.A.S DISA rebuild, Beisan vanos rattle repair and seal. Just rebuilt my disa unit, before that my rattle mind you was under 3k only...
  19. General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Does anybody have experiences with a rebuilt vanos that are cheaper than the Dr. Vanos? Such as here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rebuilt-BMW-Dual-Vanos-Unit-E39-E46-E53-E60-E83-M52TU-M54-M56-w-core-refund-/262130442863#rwid or...
  20. General BMW Model Discussion
    Hi everyone, I know this is an E46 forum but the issues with my M54 engined X3 could be resolved by your experiences with the same engine in an E46 I'm sure. I really need some help before I go ahead and purchase a new Vanos or pull all my hair out with frustration. I've got a severe power...
1-20 of 127 Results
Top