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  1. E46 General
    Just wondering cause the M52 lineup gets confusing when it comes to the E46’s. To be specific it’s an E46 from California.
  2. E46 General
    Hello all, so I just put my cylinder head in and timed everything up. As I was going to put in the vanos unit I noticed that it wasn’t going on perfectly even. I know I shouldn’t but I tightened down the nuts holding the vanos on to align everything together so I tightened everything up and went...
  3. E46 General
    I have a 2004 330xi with 122,000 miles that makes a ticking/rapping type noise when cold. Cold as in ambient air temperature cold. It only makes the noise if the weather is below 55 degrees outside and continues to make the noise until my temp needle just gets out of the blue area slowly getting...
  4. E46 General
    Guys, While I'm there? It all started with a spark plug replacement. Then it became engine cover gasket, new coils. Now I'm thinking VANOS rebuild and OHF. I am kind of afraid to tackle the VANOS rebuild but, since I have the engine cover out and things actually have a good black Friday...
  5. E46 M3
    Hey Everyone, I have been reading a lot of the different threads on the S54 Double VANOs system and there seems to be a wide variety of root causes to various error codes. One thing I am seeing most commonly is that the solenoids are prone to sticking/getting gummed up over time and a tell tail...
  6. E46 General
    Hey, I've got an issue with my M52TUB25 on my 323i. A few months ago I started feeling and hearing a kind of grinding noise coming from the front of the valve cover, near the VANOS. After doing some research, I decided to redo the VANOS with a seal and anti-rattle ring kit, that didn't fix the...
  7. E46 General
    Excuse my ignorance, only just passed my driving test and know very little about cars. I have a 320i 2.2L saloon with 120k miles, and I’m experiencing poor acceleration. I think the clutch may be slipping because it sounds like sometimes it changes gear by itself occasionally but I’ve also been...
  8. E46 General
    I've been battling a P0014 "exhaust camshaft over advanced for about the last month. It all started about 20 miles after an oil change, using 5w30 Castrol snytec. car has 209,000 miles. oil level and new filter all seem to be fine. car was seeming to be a bit sluggish especially in the mid rpm...
  9. E46 General
    On the way to work today, the car started to sputter pretty hard and then threw a cylinder 4 misfire code. And now the car feels like it’s down on power and has some hesitation here and there. I got to work after clearing the code and having zero issues, and on the way home from work (roughly a...
  10. E46 General
    First time asking a question here. i recently replaced the seals on the vanos after watching a tutorial on youtube. i was having slight idle issues and had already done the icv and other causes for rough idle so i thought might as well change the seals to get more pep in its step. replaced...
  11. Driveline
    Damaged the bottom end on my 2005 ZHP at the track. Cylinder head is still good w/ performance package cams and freshly rebuilt vanos. 197k miles. Anyone want to buy the whole thing before I take out the cams and scrap the rest? Can help load.
    $400 USD
  12. E46 M3
    Hello my 2005 m3/smg has developed a strange noise that only happens while the car moving. The noise happens around 2500 rpm no less no more. It doesn’t sound like vanos noise to me I had 02 m3 which had vanos bolt sound and that didn’t sound like it here is a video link of the noise Strange...
  13. E46 M3
    Has anyone noticed their M3 feeling different in terms of responsiveness and torque on different days? Some days I go to drive and I could swear that it feels like it's raring to go - I touch the throttle and it jumps forward, moves along at a great pace, super smooth, etc. Other days I start...
  14. E46 General
    My 2001 330i has not been running good for quite some time. I’ve had random codes for misfires, one for my disa even (p1512) my camshaft position sensor (forgot code, will find if necessary) and a lean code. Now my first thought was a vacuum leak, but I’ve smoke tested it multiple times, and it...
  15. E46 General
    hello there..i got e46 325i I'm having a problem : vanos exhaust side end position not reached. when i scan using bmw scanner 1.4 I thought because of the bad O ring vanos then I decided to buy a vanos O ring kit and do the vanos job. then i did a reset timing by a bmw specialist repair shop...
  16. E46 M3
    I recently finished a rebuilding my vanos system on my 02 smg m3 and I was wondering how do you test it to make sure it was done perfectly?
  17. E46 General
    About 2 months after replacing the vanos seals on my 2001 330ci I started getting codes p0014 and p0015, along with major low end power loss. I tried swapping and cleaning solenoids as other people have had success doing this. But it only ever fixed the problem for a day or 2. I decided to...
  18. E46 General
    I know I can clearly hear the lifter tick, caused by oil starvation when my oil level sensor went bad. I'm trying to figure out if the rattle/metallic/grinding noise I hear at high rpm and full throttle/load is possible VANOS rattle. Any help is appreciated! I can clearly hear this rattle sound...
  19. E46 M3
    Looking for some assistance regarding possible Vanos issues. I have an 01 m3 and I recently refreshed my vanos unit with Beisan System seals. I did not have any codes so i did not get a new vanos solenoid pack. I also did not go with the Beisan Systems oil pump disk and instead opted for the...
  20. E46 General
    I have a 2002 320i touring with the M54B22 engine, and from what I can tell by reading, I have double vanos but is there any way for me to confirm this? Or is it guaranteed that I have it? Thanks
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