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Old 22-06-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Mr Vanos Darlington

All, been out the country for a while working but heading back up north I noted a White van for a company called Mr Vanos that does vanos repairs and refurb.

Had a quick look at the website and all the info is there. I havent a clue whether they are good are bad but could be an option for people. They are located in Darlington.


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Old 22-06-2011, 07:45 PM
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look here mate

http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10534

well known by now, surprised you havent heard of him
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Old 22-06-2011, 07:50 PM
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Apologies Indy spent most of the last year or so away out the country on business and only dip in and out of the boards. I had only remembered Dr Vanos in the states.

Ps.. I see where back to spoliers again - I agree with John caveat emptor
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Old 22-06-2011, 07:55 PM
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Apologies Indy spent most of the last year or so away out the country on business and only dip in and out of the boards. I had only remembered Dr Vanos in the states.

Ps.. I see where back to spoliers again - I agree with John caveat emptor
no need to apologise!
i posted that thread ages ago, surprised no one replied to it with good or bad comments

mr vanos provides a good service, well worth the dosh if your vanos is completely fucked

and the spoilers thing i think i missed the original one (before my time) but think it would be a good thing for members if the whole thing kicks off well
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Old 22-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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no need to apologise!
i posted that thread ages ago, surprised no one replied to it with good or bad comments

mr vanos provides a good service, well worth the dosh if your vanos is completely fucked

and the spoilers thing i think i missed the original one (before my time) but think it would be a good thing for members if the whole thing kicks off well
I don't think anyone remember's 'the original one' Indy LOL

I suspect folk were talking about fabricating ACS replicas and not delivering them when dinosaurs were still roaming the earth. Our friend Ben just took it to an extreme with the pyrotechnics display - I think there's still an active lynch mob after him in the US! :-)
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I remember the ben fiasco and I think marcolambo does too
Iirc he got his fingers burnt. So to speak
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Old 29-06-2011, 08:33 AM
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I want to prevent any bolt shear problems, so thought I'd replace all the high tensile bolts, and the Vanos filter. I found this page, but don't want to mess around with the seals really: in my experience this often causes more harm than good!

If I do the bolts one at a time, I shouldn't need to change the seals, right?

On the other hand, does anyone think it's important to do seals at the same time as the bolts?

Option 1:
http://www.mrvanos.com/E36-M3-Evo--Z...1848237%29.htm

The other options appear to be this kit:

Option2:
http://www.iridiumengineering.co.uk/vanose36.htm

OR buying the bolts from BMW, a la this page:

Option 3:
http://mukerji.co.uk/category/vanos/

Inspection II: (~£10.00)
07.11.9.900.677 x8 (bolts)
11.36.1.401.973 x1 (filter screw)
07.11.9.963.073 x1 (sealing washer)



Any views on which is best? I'd much prefer Option 3, from an effort and cost perspective, but am prepared to do whatever it takes to make my M happy. :)

Background: Vanos unit was fitted brand new, by a BMW main dealer, in May 2010. Last time I drove it, it showed no signs of damage, so this is purely precautionary.

Thanks, Ollie

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Old 29-06-2011, 08:59 AM
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Ask 5 people and you'll get 5 different answers, but IMO the vanos thing is well overblown (pardon the pun...) anyway. If you had a new unit fitted in 2010 it will have the upgraded bolts (presumably) and should see out the life of the car. The filter is about £10 and I change it at every service.
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Cool, thanks - it's good to hear that it's not something I should lose sleep over.

I don't know what bolts were fitted (I only bought the car in Feb this year) but I assume it was whatever BMW fit as standard.
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Old 29-06-2011, 10:15 AM
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Cool, thanks - it's good to hear that it's not something I should lose sleep over.

I don't know what bolts were fitted (I only bought the car in Feb this year) but I assume it was whatever BMW fit as standard.
you could also try this guy:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/260784524495

i never used him, so no feedback from me, but just another option!
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