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Old 23rd June 2018, 07:42 AM   #121
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Its important to check Vanos position specially if your changing position of the gear to find first position, how do you check vanos max clearance on the vanos without it??

Its very much not just an S50 tool....
It's a timing check tool , it doesn't have any association with the vanos. I don't understand the vanos clearance sentence? TIS does not mention vanos clearance. Could you explain?

The check tool just has a little more leeway and not as rigid as the timing tool. Just allows for the tolerance of .5mm ( or whatever it is) lift of the timing tool on the head.

The s54 timing tool has a stepped base while the s50 has a flat base like your pic. Maybe they both work equally but different part numbers and different applications to two different engines.

Interested in this vanos clearance. Can you explain that a little more?
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Old 23rd June 2018, 09:55 AM   #122
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It's a timing check tool , it doesn't have any association with the vanos. I don't understand the vanos clearance sentence? TIS does not mention vanos clearance. Could you explain?

The check tool just has a little more leeway and not as rigid as the timing tool. Just allows for the tolerance of .5mm ( or whatever it is) lift of the timing tool on the head.

The s54 timing tool has a stepped base while the s50 has a flat base like your pic. Maybe they both work equally but different part numbers and different applications to two different engines.

Interested in this vanos clearance. Can you explain that a little more?
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Old 23rd June 2018, 10:45 AM   #123
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I can only assume your referring to how much the splined shaft protrudes from the hub? If you install the vanos with the shafts already assembled onto the vanos unit ( like TIS advises) then you will always get this step correct. Is this what you are talking about?
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Old 23rd June 2018, 11:30 AM   #124
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I'm with you Schooner. I put mine together as TIS explained and never had any issues.

I did use the s50 timing bridge though which tbh worked just fine.
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Old 23rd June 2018, 01:40 PM   #125
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Could you explain? I'm looking to do this soon and have read the bmw tis quite a few times. Just want to know if there's anything else I should know before I pull my car to bits and ruin it forever
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Old 23rd June 2018, 02:54 PM   #126
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As long as you drink lattes made with unicorn milk you'll be fine
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Old 15th July 2018, 08:15 AM   #127
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So, the replacement engine has arrived.

I'm planning on doing a vanos overhaul, new rod bearings, and valve adjustment on it.

I can't decide on whether to give it a new clutch and flywheel. The engine *only* has 119k and was from an SMG, so it's probably fine, but I'd be kicking myself if it needs a new clutch 10,000 miles down the line...

What other 'while you're there' jobs are worth considering?
probably a bit late now but I’d go for head off relap all valves, new valve seals, pop in some new piston rings, “ok possibly some kind of hone “on cylinders,, easily dose while you have engine on stand. Bring that 119k motor back to life ...definitely check the oil pump chain tensioner this will probably be worn to the point of having little pits/ holes, that what I’ve found on 100 k motor,

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