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Old 10-06-2002, 05:12 PM   #1
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Vanos??????

Could someone please tell me what is vanos. and when they started using it!
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Old 10-07-2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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The VANOS system is based on an adjustment mechanism that can modify the position of the intake camshaft versus the crankshaft. Double-VANOS adds an adjustment of the intake and outlet camshafts.... (variable cam timing). It was offered in the '93 and the double VANOS came in the Euro 3.2L M3 ('96+) and all M54 motors.



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Old 10-07-2002, 05:15 PM   #3
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german version of vtec...and more complicated! works better cuz its always running, as the vtec motors only use vtec from a certain rpm range..and only activated at a certain temperature, u wudnt wanna use a lot more aggressive camshaft profiles when the engine is cold!
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NO, NO, NO!!!


It's not even close to VTEC. BMW's VANOS changes the cam timing (rotates the cam to advance or retard timing). Vtech used totally different cam lobes at a specific RPM (oil pressure changes it - not the ECU like BMW). The brand new 1.7L Honda motors in the new 2002 cars have VTEC-i. The "i" is similar to VANOS were it adjusts the cam timing.
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:15 AM   #5
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NO, NO, NO!!!


It's not even close to VTEC. BMW's VANOS changes the cam timing (rotates the cam to advance or retard timing). Vtech used totally different cam lobes at a specific RPM (oil pressure changes it - not the ECU like BMW). The brand new 1.7L Honda motors in the new 2002 cars have VTEC-i. The "i" is similar to VANOS were it adjusts the cam timing.

i knew that....

hehe, no really..so is it like vanos is constantly working all the time?
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:38 PM   #6
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a very very simple explanation i got from a BMW sales guy is that VANOS increases Performance by about 10% while decresing consumption by about 10%.
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I have a 94 325i, im trying to figure out if it has vanos, can anyone help? I know it was introduced in 93 but on 5 series is all it says everywhere i read, when did it appear on the 3 series or is there a way to check on my vin?
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yes you have Vanos..!

but just to verify.. check your engine for this..!!

if you have this "hump" you have Vanos..
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