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Thread: Just gotta ASK , WHAT THE HECK IS A VANOS?

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    Default Just gotta ASK , WHAT THE HECK IS A VANOS?

    now that i am chip shopping , i keep bumping in this :
    engines with and without vanos???

    what the hell is a Vanos?
    Do I have one?? - 95 525 auto 01/95 DME -200 413

    Is it a good thing or a bad thing?>?

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    Yes, you have VANOS. It's variable valve timing, sort of like VTEC I think. It changes valve timing of the intake cam. It's a good thing, basically. More info here:

    http://www.bmwworld.com/technology/vanos.htm

    Custom Turbocharged 1991 535iM - 135k mi.

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    thanks , good link

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