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Old 11-25-2004, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1992 (production date is 8/92) I was looking into cams and they are only comatible with vanos engines im still a newbie so im trying to understand my can fully
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I have a 1992 (production date is 8/92) I was looking into cams and they are only comatible with vanos engines im still a newbie so im trying to understand my can fully
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from what i understand they didn't come with them till after 93, and you would use cams made for the e30 2.5?, but seriously don't quote me on this, anyone know for sure
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You'd need cams made specifically for the non vanos M50.
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no you dont have vanos
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Old 11-27-2004, 12:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No VANOS in your M50.

But you, like me, have a kick ass sounding exhaust that the VANOS equiped 325's just don't have!

There are some threads here with sound clips that show we already sound like we have an aftermarket exhaust; compared to newer Vanos engines. Search for them if you like...
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Old 11-27-2004, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well look at it this way...the non vanos m50s have hotter cams...
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and no you cant use the cams from the e30 2.5 that would be an m20 motor and those were single cams if i remember correctly
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and no you cant use the cams from the e30 2.5 that would be an m20 motor and those were single cams if i remember correctly
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vanos came in 93? my understanding is that they started vanos after 6/92....
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Korman offers Schrick cams for non-VANOS E36s -> http://www.kormanfastbmw.com/e36engin.htm
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this is how i learned it.

the E36 started in 92, the first production model engine was the M50 which had no vanos installed.

later with the 93's they changed it to the M50/T which was a single vanos engine.

im not sure of the months or anything that they changed production on the models, since they make the newer years a few months before and all of that, but as general knowledge, thats how it works.
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Did all the E36 after '92 have it?

I have an '94 316...do I have it..??
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