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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Mar-05-2013, 03:57:00 PM   #161
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Default Re: Poll ii: Vanos failure information gathering

1. Year of Car:2002
2. Current Mileage:74 000
3. Euro? U.S.? Canada? Canada
4. Mileage at failure or discovery:74000
5. Actual failure type (solenoid, actuator, VANOS pump drive cog on exhaust cam gear, cam gear bolts, camshaft position sensor , other, or combination): Hub tab broken
6. Symptoms of your VANOS issue (idle, roughness, noises, power loss etc…?) nothing...regular valve adjustment lead to inspection of vanos tabs
7. How did you determine what parts or parts failed? I can see it's broken
8. Did you have dash warning lights show up?no
9. What fault codes if any showed up?none
10. Who fixed your VANOS issue?myself
11. Cost to repair (details please):~$600 for Turbo Toys replacement hub
12. Track use? (none, a little, some, often)significant track use
13. Original owner?only 2 other owners
14. Changed oil at what interval: 5000km
15. Other comments or history of car: car driven hard all its life, but highly maintained
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Old Sat, Mar-30-2013, 04:30:20 PM   #162
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Default Re: Poll ii: Vanos failure information gathering

1. Year of Car:2003
2. Current Mileage:36,000
3. Euro? U.S.? Canada? US
4. Mileage at failure or discovery:36,000
5. Actual failure type (solenoid, actuator, VANOS pump drive cog on exhaust cam gear, cam gear bolts, camshaft position sensor , other, or combination): Hub tab broken
6. Symptoms of your VANOS issue (idle, roughness, noises, power loss etc…?) Found it when doing a valve adjustment
7. How did you determine what parts or parts failed? Saw the broken tab
8. Did you have dash warning lights show up?no
9. What fault codes if any showed up?none
10. Who fixed your VANOS issue?I will be fixing it myself
11. Cost to repair (details please):about $900, going the Dr. Vanos Cryo Hub route
12. Track use? None
13. Original owner? Second Owner
14. Changed oil at what interval: 5000mi
15. Other comments or history of car: Low mileage and well maintained
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Old Sun, Jul-27-2014, 11:17:41 PM   #163
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Default Re: Poll ii: Vanos failure information gathering

Bumping this to add to the registry.

1. Year of Car:2006
2. Current Mileage:47,000
3. Euro? U.S.? Canada? US
4. Mileage at failure or discovery:47,000
5. Actual failure type (solenoid, actuator, VANOS pump drive cog on exhaust cam gear, cam gear bolts, camshaft position sensor , other, or combination): Exhaust Hub tab broken
6. Symptoms of your VANOS issue (idle, roughness, noises, power loss etc…?) Found it when doing valve adjustment and then Beisan upgrades
7. How did you determine what parts or parts failed? Saw the broken tab
8. Did you have dash warning lights show up? No
9. What fault codes if any showed up? None
10. Who fixed your VANOS issue? I will be fixing it myself
11. Cost to repair (details please):about $1000+, new oem exhaust hub/vanos gear set, beisan fixes, and oil pan parts due to tab falling most likely into oil pan.
12. Track use? None
13. Original owner? Third Owner
14. Changed oil at what interval: 5000mi
15. Other comments or history of car: N/A
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Old Sun, Jul-27-2014, 11:49:21 PM   #164
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Default Re: Poll ii: Vanos failure information gathering

1. Year of Car: 2001
2. Current Mileage: 117,000
3. Euro? U.S.? Canada? US
4. Mileage at failure or discovery: 115,000
5. Actual failure type (solenoid, actuator, VANOS pump drive cog on exhaust cam gear, cam gear bolts, camshaft position sensor , other, or combination): broken exhaust hub tab
6. Symptoms of your VANOS issue (idle, roughness, noises, power loss etc…?) rattle at 3000rpm
7. How did you determine what parts or parts failed? heard rattle, opened valve cover
8. Did you have dash warning lights show up? no
9. What fault codes if any showed up? none
10. Who fixed your VANOS issue? diy
11. Cost to repair (details please): $1200 in parts... new OEM exhaust hub, beisan re-drilled oil pump disk, gaskets etc..
12. Track use? (none, a little, some, often) some
13. Original owner? no
14. Changed oil at what interval: 7500mi
15. Other comments or history of car
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