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Old Thu, Oct-18-2018, 05:39:18 PM   #91
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Default Re: S54 Vanos Info Thread

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Yes, sorry, I added an edit to my previous response .

You have to do those by feel. With a 10mm open/closed end shortie wrench, you cant do too much damage as long as you dont try to really crank on it. Practice on something to see what it feels like.

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Old Fri, Nov-16-2018, 01:58:19 PM   #92
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So I did a vanos test after having a single vanos failt 184 inlet vanos function in system for one occurance.

Test results are as follows:

Inlet ret.ard: 59.6
Inlet advance: -0.4
Exhaust advance: 0.5
Exhaust ret.ard: 48.9

Leak inlet 1.7
Leak exhaust 0.5

Advance time inlet: 195/212 ms
Ret.ard time inlet: 203/217 ms
Advance time exhaust: 179/212 ms
Ret.ard time exhaust: 190/193 ms

Vanos test pass

Just installed new d300 hub, upper guides, new seals, cleaned solenoid/valve about 4K miles ago.

Now it’s having a hard start or long crank when hot only and that vanos code came up yesterday.. fuel system is all new as well as sensors on engine (did it all while I had it apart)
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Old Thu, Mar-21-2019, 11:30:30 PM   #93
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A PSA for preventative VANOS lock down...

Car was driven and codes pulled by two shops and dealer during routine work and no VANOS issues found (valve cover was not taken off during any of this). Went in for preventative full VANOS lock down and found this. No issues or noises from VANOS but there was a periodic rattle at start up from bottom of the car around the tranny / back of engine of the car that no one could figure out.



Broken tab was in the oil seen in this pic. Guess this sucker was clanging around.


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Old Fri, Mar-22-2019, 05:48:00 AM   #94
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A PSA for preventative VANOS lock down...

Holy save Batman

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Happy to help with VANOS or any other DIY job around NorCal. Have various specialty tools (VANOS, RTAB, engine bar, valve adjustment, tranny jack, ball joint separator, pilot bearing puller, tap&die kit, etc).
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You are very lucky!!!!
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Old Sat, Mar-23-2019, 03:54:06 PM   #96
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Happy weekend,

Big thanks to Wolf for putting this incredible thread together. I've got a Beisan Oil Pump Disc problem. I've read though the whole thread and did not see a previous post about this. I've also put an email into Beisan Support and am waiting on a reply, but wanted to perform due diligence here as well.

While reassembling the oil pump disc and reinstalling it into the VANOS body, I noticed that the diameter of one of the holes on the side of the disc that houses the small spring-loaded pin caps was to narrow...

None of the four pin caps fit into that one hole and are able to move freely inside. The only way to get any of the pin caps inside of the hole is to force it in with a rubber mallet (the pin cap gets stuck in place and does not move freely once forced in).

All of the four pins fit into the other three holes on the side of the oil pump disc just fine and are able to move freely once inside, so I don't think the issue lies with the diameter of the pin caps.

Has anyone else ran into this problem with the Beisan Oil Pump Disc? Is there any remedy to this problem besides sending the disc back to Beisan to get drilled out a bit more?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old Sat, Mar-23-2019, 05:47:43 PM   #97
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Welcome...

Ive never heard of that issue and I read countless Vanos threads while gathering info to start this thread. Try calling Rajae, he answered my phone call on a Sunday when I had questions. Good luck...
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Old Sat, Mar-23-2019, 05:52:02 PM   #98
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Would be interested to hear what Raj says. From my understanding those holes are not modified at all, since all the discs used are not blank hokey pucks but are cores that are used for drilling new main holes for the tabs.

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All DIY: VANOS, WPC rod bearings, full SS (SS stepped V1 headers, catted S1, stock S2, SS sport), AFD E85 Proflex kit, Ohlins R&T/Hyperco 375f Swift 672r/GC street tops and camber plates, ST40 355 pfc08, 330 ZHP steering rack, diffsonline 4.1 diff with rem polish, E60 short shifter lever, AKG black diff bushings/subframe bushings, Rogue rtab, Sachs clutch/flywheel, rear main, Beyer driveshaft, valve adjustment, cooling refresh.

Happy to help with VANOS or any other DIY job around NorCal. Have various specialty tools (VANOS, RTAB, engine bar, valve adjustment, tranny jack, ball joint separator, pilot bearing puller, tap&die kit, etc).
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Thanks for the responses. I was confused too, as this disc should have been take from another car and the holes on the side of the disc wouldn't have been touched... Yet there I was, with none of the pin caps fitting inside that one hole...

After a couple emails back and forth, Raj called me. (He really does live up to his reputation of putting customers first and offering support-even on a Saturday.) He suggested using a needle/round file to file down the inside of the hole just enough for the pin cap to fit in the hole and move freely. I ended up getting a round file drill bit to make things more efficient. After a bit of drill filing on the inside of the hole, the pin cap fit the hole and slide freely, solving the problem. The oil pump disc is now successfully inside the VANOS body and is spinning as it should.

Thanks guys! (And big thanks to Raj)
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Old Mon, Apr-15-2019, 08:51:38 PM   #100
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So Im hoping I didnt just royally screw myself. Got the VANOS installed, all bolts on the hubs tightened down and went to recheck my timing and it was a little off on both. Loosened the top three bolts on the hub and was rotating the crank to get to the other three to loosen and the engine wont turn anymore. Did I miss something?


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