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Old 01-30-2020, 06:01 PM
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n62 Vanos replacement

I am looking to replace the Vanos on my X since I feel at 140K miles its time I do the change..

Does anyone recommend a specific brand outside of BMW?

I came across these and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these..

- Vaico
- Gates
- Holstein

any help, I appreciate it!

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Old 01-30-2020, 08:13 PM
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n62 Vanos replacement

I have done the reseal kit on the Vanos from the M62tu motor I donít know if they have the same kit for the N 62 but if they do I would do that itís not difficult itís totally worth it. Especially considering thereís twice as many.


The kit came with a spare Teflon seal for a factor of a learning curve and that came in very handy but during my learning curve I also figured out a way making it about 10 times easier to put in the seal with a trick that they donít teach you
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VDO for me, but over here that's the only choice and I really enjoy their price of 260 USD in Saudi

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Like me some VDOs for sure!


FCP Euro sells Holstein, so I would say it can't b all bad, I've had great success with everything I've ordered and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Hi, I bought the M62TU vanos solenoids off rockauto $33.79 USD each, they work just fine and i've used them for about 90 days now without any issue.
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However I did have to apply some loctite GS2 on the sealing face of the flange gasket due to some weeping before I corrected the leak issue. I decided to re-use the old flange gasket instead of getting one new.
And I needed to get the special vanos socket off ebay, it was not expensive.
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@ Andrew - I've replaced the seals already but although I don't have a CEL, I feel like the low end torque just isn't there like it was when I first picked her up.. so I feel its about time to swap them out for new ones...

@ EOD and PurpleFade - tks for the feedback. I am on the fence between the VDO's and Holstein and I plan on getting these from FCP, so I am sure they wouldn't vendor crap..

@ Aureliusmax - I honestly thought about that route, but internally feel a bit uneasy with it.. We have a saying in the latino culture that translates to "what is cheap, ends up costing more"...
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Twins

If you do end up getting VDO could you let me know what the cost was back in the real world?

Thanks

Here I had no options but VDO at 260 USD

Just so you know... If you say VDO 50 bucks I'll need bail money for a muslim jail cause the parts guy will be or



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@EODguy lol...

J, would be very interested in the end results of your project. Please let us know if you feel any differences in the butt dyno...
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All, I've got 250k miles on the odometer, car runs fine and is well sorted. However, should I be considering a VANOS rebuild? Just did coil packs and a tune up so good timing (no pun intended). How often is this service recommended?
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@ EODguy - So far the sites that I frequent do not show VDO

@ BigBody - you know it.. everything relates to a feel... suspension, power etc..
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