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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 Fri, Oct-21-2016, 01:57:33 PM   #31
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Wtf! I just replied to your guys post on how to time the engine but the forum or my Internet has been screwing up
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Old Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:06:30 PM   #32
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Ill make this past sort and see in case I write another essay and it gets erased.

If you look at s54 vanos, the basic timing is set when you torque those 10mm bolts down in relation to the helical cut gear position. This is where you guys are having issues. I'll tell you guys my secret to doing many many vanos jobs. I'm sure everyone understands the bare bones basics of timing an engine, so you guys bought the crank pin and the cam pinning tool.
What your missing is the solenoid tool that sets the gear inside to be in or out at the right position. That is the key you guys are missing.

How do I do it without that tool, you ask? Priming the engine with oil presource and c solenoid plugged in, then resetting timing.

Please do not try this if you aren't v sure what I mean, this can result in bent valves. Sorry to sound like an a hole, but I had a nice essay before this that got erased due to forum or Internet issues
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Old Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:18:20 PM   #33
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Ill make this past sort and see in case I write another essay and it gets erased.

If you look at s54 vanos, the basic timing is set when you torque those 10mm bolts down in relation to the helical cut gear position. This is where you guys are having issues. I'll tell you guys my secret to doing many many vanos jobs. I'm sure everyone understands the bare bones basics of timing an engine, so you guys bought the crank pin and the cam pinning tool.
What your missing is the solenoid tool that sets the gear inside to be in or out at the right position. That is the key you guys are missing.

How do I do it without that tool, you ask? Priming the engine with oil presource and c solenoid plugged in, then resetting timing.

Please do not try this if you aren't v sure what I mean, this can result in bent valves. Sorry to sound like an a hole, but I had a nice essay before this that got erased due to forum or Internet issues
Is the solenoid tool the electrical box that retracts the vanos pistons with compressed air?
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Old Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:20:43 PM   #34
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Yes, or I crank over the engine and have the oil pressure pop them out
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Old Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:22:26 PM   #35
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But I start the oil priming process with the pistons flush with the cam gears. Check by turning over the engine by hand. No bent valves for me
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