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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-09-2013, 02:21 PM
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Will the vanos unit from a 97 328 work on a 94 325i?
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afaik, they are the same part(s) m50/m52 as long as they are not euro specn parts. i do not know what the difference would be, though i doubt we'd be coming across any euro spec vanos units without the rest of het euro-spec engine...


just my thoughts, though.




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They have different part numbers between M50 and M52.
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Could that just be from an improved unit? I know that's usually the case with parts that have gone through major updates.
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They have different part numbers between M50 and M52.
no doubt, but when looking up replacement parts, it appears that they are both interchangeable.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-57...36-e39-z3.aspx


besides, if they were different, then we wouldn't be able to 'upgrade' cams from an //M motor to a non //M motor.


i could probably manage to snap a few pic of the m50 andd m52 vanos housings and solenoids as i have both (one is @ the farm, so it wouldn't be until tomorrow at the earliest) just to be sure.


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