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1998 e39 b10 v8, got vanos or not?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject: 1998 e39 b10 v8, got vanos or not? Reply with quote

as title really, does my car have vanos?
from the drivers seat / bum dyno it just drives like it has a tasty cam really.

Also and more importantly when fully warmed up there is a bit of a knocking noise present at idle towards the top of the engine. When i first drove it I assumed this was just vanos knock (like every 540 i've ever met) but after a bit of googling there seams to be mixed messages whether 98MY b10v8's even have vanos

any help greatly appreciated
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm no expert but I think it may depend on what year/engine type your car is based on as there was change in 98 where the V8 power was upped slightly that may have been as a result of the inclusion of Vanos on the later engine.

Happy to be corrected though Embarassed

Sorry that doesn't really answer your specific question though
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whipped the oil cap off and went on a journey through time and space (alright around the timing gear) with a friends endoscope - no vanos to be found, cam position/speed sensor completely different tooth design, and then digging a bit further on the the outside of the engine found no vanos solinode hiding below cam sensor and the intake pipe.

conclusion, I have one of the last 340(ish) bhp non-vanos engine b10v8 based on the first M62 bmw engine.

time to get my self an automotive stethoscope to narrow the noise down a bit further
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1987 e30 325i touring (epic rust killed it, but all the oily bits live on in others)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: ALPINA stop production of the non-VANOS at the end of October 1998
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