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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by 93 325i@Apr 6 2005, 09:35 AM |
How does one know that this unit is starting to fail? How easy is it to install? Also I am under the impression that the M50 and the S50 vanos units are the same. Is this also true? Thanks.
| Originally posted by 93 325i@Apr 6 2005, 12:19 PM |
It is a rattling sound. Mine isn't doing it, but i can get one for dirt cheap. My low end power seems a tad sluggish and I recall someone recently saying he replaced his because it was gunky and it made a night and day difference in low end. Plus if I wanted M3 cams that I should get a new vanos unit along with it. I'm sure this will require professional install tho..
| Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Apr 6 2005, 02:06 PM |
Its not exactly your vanos failing.. but yet the chain guilds... they are easy as pie to replace... takes a little work... but they will make this sound... also the chain will tend to strech... they have tension regulators... which can also be replaced...
Search the internet... there are a few write ups on this topic.
| Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Apr 6 2005, 02:24 PM |
No.... tensioners... and guilds.... the guilds are what keep the chain in the right path... the tensioner is connected to the two ends of the chain.. the chain it self doesnt actualy get longer over time.. but the tensioner tends to wear out... search around for write ups on this... I've seen a few on the internet...
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