Dude read the post. He had a m50 vanos (already replaced) and he had an engine fire. Then (without knowing he had vanos, assuming he had non-vanos) he went and got a donor car with a non-vanos and started swapping non-motor parts.
1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - gone
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V - sold