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  1. Poor Fuel Economy: Solution - VANOS

    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...
  2. M54 Vanos Problem

    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...
  3. Does this rebuilt vanos look fine to you?

    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...
  4. Vanos or something else?

    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...
  5. Preventive VANOS rebuild?

    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...
  6. VANOS Rebuild Time?

    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...
  7. Double Vanos cleaning with Throttle body cleaner

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, Just a really quick question, because I am unsure about cleaning my double Vanos while replacing the seals. (Car is a 2004 E46 330ci) Beisan recommends using brake cleaner, but I happen to have some throttle body cleaner around. Is there any chance to damage the Vanos using throttle...
  8. FS: Besian Systems Double Vanos Seals Repair Kit

    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
  9. 173xxx 330i vanos or timing chain??

    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...
  10. Rebuilt vanos experiences

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Does anybody have experiences with a rebuilt vanos that are cheaper than the Dr. Vanos? Such as here: or...
  11. M54 severe power loss

    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...
  12. P0014 and P0102 codes after VANOS fix

    General E46 Forum
    I just installed the Besian system Vanos and after a few start-ups I started getting rev bouncing on startup and I got the P14 and P102 codes. When I drive the car it idles better than before the VANOS fix but it has issues on start and also has a check engine light with those codes. It did have...
  13. Double Vanos timing

    E46 Convertible
    Hi everyone, I know there will be a thread about this but im confused, I need my timing done on my car because the exhaust is releasing heat....I spoke to a mechanic today and he said because the timing was out for long, he said I must get the valve seating and stem seals sorted before I do the...
  14. VANOS Issue? CPS issue? Computer issue?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello, Let me start with the obligatory "Sorry if I did not do good enough research, but I tried." I can't find anyone who has experienced this (or maybe I just don't know exactly what to search for). In short, a VANOS/Camshaft sensor issue seemed to come and then vanish in 3 days time...
  15. Replacing Exhaust Vanos Solenoid

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, I want to replace my Exhaust Vanos Solenoid which is as far as I know this OEM part: 11361432532 realOEM: No 2 in the list: Is that correct? The OEM part seems to be this...
  16. reliable independent shop in NW Arkansas?

    General E46 Forum
    My '01 325i is leaking at the valve cover again after about 85k miles since the last one. I've recently moved to NW Arkansas so I don't have an independent mechanic here. I'd do the the vc gasket myself but there's a slight coolant leak again around the water pump and thermo neck and I don't...
  17. Unbeatable p0014!!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello and thank you all for the help in advance. I recently got done completely rebuilding my 2001 325xi that I bought for 800 dollars. Upon first start the only code that I got was p0014 ,"B" Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Advanced (Bank 1). I have spent countless hours researching causes and...
  18. 328Ci Cam Sensor Woes

    General E46 Forum
    My 328Ci is having periodic VANOS issues that is accompanied by a hard start (cranks for a little longer than usual about 4-5 seconds but starts every time) the car is down on power and it feels like the VVT is stuck in high rpm timing, the power below 3000 RPM is extremely poor and feels...
  19. Currently doing vanos seals, have a couple questions.

    General E46 Forum
    Just got into changing my vanos seals and valve cover gasket while I am at it. So far I got the cover off but I accidently broke off the tubing for the part that plugs into the top of the valve cover in the front pictured below. Does this whole assembly have a part...
  20. WTB S54/S52 chain tensioner

    Engine & Performance
    Looking to buy a s54/s52 chain tensioner pn 11317838675 (old pn 11311404438). Willing to pay shipping. Having a new washer would also be nice.:thumbup: