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Old 04-06-2007, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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double vanos conversion kit?????

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?
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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.
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yeah go FI
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ur better off going FI or just buying a Euro S52...

my advice is for FI...dont waste the time or money unless ur super serious about staying NA, andu have the loads of money those euro parts cost....
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lol its funny cause on race spec BMWs they remove Vanos...its useless for racing...all it does is add low end TQ for gas mileage and driveability
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low end tq? My car has no low end, must be the auto tranny then
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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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my car is torquey, that's about it =]
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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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yep i converted my manifold to m50 lost some torque... it makes me sad. i need to get some more back
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its wasted money, if you want performance look into other useful mods.
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The NV definitely had torque higher up. Not too useful, but it was the first 200 hundred hp car I've ever ridden in that would just eat tires shifting into second.
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does any company sell euro s52's. ive tried a little to find one but... besides wouldn't fi better?
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