has anyone heard this before??? i did a google search and ran across a forum that said there is a way to convert the s52 us spec engine to a s52 euro spec w/ a double vanos kit. uh sounds fishy to me. what do you guys think?
I wouldn't spend enrgies on that venture. I don't know much about engines in general, but off the top of my head, I think you would also need solid lifters, different cams, and independent throttle bodies. I am sure you would need a different engine management system, .... slap on a supercharger or turbo is my suggestion.
low end tq? My car has no low end, must be the auto tranny then
clearly you have never driven a non vanos M50 powered E36, they make NOOOOOOOOO low end power...btw Automatics make even more low end tq, thanks in part to a Torque Converter...
best example is Non Vanos M50 specs Versus Vanos M50 specs...both make same peak numbers but the Peak TQ in the NV M50 is @ like 5600 or something and the vanos car is 3950 i think...dont quote me but its right around there...
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Converting it from Double vanos is different than converting it to a Euro Sped engine. Double vanos is also on the m52TU engines of the e46. I'd assume it's not cheap. In fact now that I think of how it should work i'd be very perpexled. I must be missing something as i'm envisioning a secondary timing chain. Confusing
Anywho, your 2nd vanos unit would go on the rear end of the engine in the similar location as the current unit.
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