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Old 28-01-2015, 08:43 PM
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Just to add to the confusion, I've just had the Vanos replaced on my E36. Oddly the step between 'stages' was more obvious when it was not working properly, its now a lot smoother and making ~25 bhp more than it was pre Vanos fix.

To drive it feels like it has more torque down low (which it does) and is smoother in the transition around the 2500 rpm mark.
Who did you use to replace your vanos?
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Old 28-01-2015, 09:38 PM
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Who did you use to replace your vanos?
I used Mr Vanos.
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Old 29-01-2015, 09:11 AM
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I used Mr Vanos.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:39 AM
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I had the same symptoms in my car (S54). Felt like it had a flat spot low down and suddenly started pulling like a train from 3000-3500rpm. And when I say flat spot, from a standing start a VW Polo would pull away from me.

Then a day on it started idling rough, like a V8 that had its cams done. The car had a new VANOS fitted by BMW just over a year ago (not even 2000 miles done since), so I was fairly certain that it's not a mechanical issue. Ended up tracing it back to the engine wiring loom.

Two of the wires connected to the Vanos solenoid connector / plug were damaged. Also, the rubber seal inside the connecter was split and I suspect contact was a bit iffy because I really struggled to get the old plug back onto the solenoid. I replaced the plug and fixed the wiring and all is well.
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