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Which e36 Vanos Units are Compatable?

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by Bimmerdude3, Nov 2, 2010.

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    My M3 is going to eat itself cause the vanos is mechanically stuck. I need to do something but im broke like usual so the Dr.Vanos unit will have to wait. Im sitting on a few engines but I dont think any of them will work. Is my car a dual vanos unit? Or a single?

    I know the M50s are both single vanos, what is an S52.
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    mooseheadm5

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    S52US uses the same VANOS as M50TU (the one with the Vanos) and M52. The M52TU is dual Vanos, so you can't use that.

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    Are you serious?!?!?!?! Im about to fix my car today then. Is there anywhere I can find verification on this? I always thought all OBDII engines went dual vanos. Cool, cool.

    Does anyone know where I can source the special tools for purchase.
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    mooseheadm5

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    Actually, I lied. I looked it up and it looks like there were minor changes in the VANOS from the M50TU/S50 to the M52/S52. The M52/S52 in the US do have single VANOS, though. Here is the cross reference list:

    http://realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=11361748819

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