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Old 04-01-2014, 02:12 PM
ICSD ICSD is offline
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Z3 2.2 more power required

Hi folks

I'm looking for ways to release the beast in my 2.2 Z3. It's quick at very high revs but not much low down.

I'm, thinking exhaust, air filter, chip combinations. Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks

Iain
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:59 PM
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You need new VANOS Seals. Look over this site: http://www.beisansystems.com/
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:04 AM
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You need new VANOS Seals. Look over this site: http://www.beisansystems.com/
Wow - Thanks for that. I was completely barking up the wrong tree! What is the best course of action? Looks like Beisan is US based. Is there a UK alternative or do I need to go OEM parts? Can you fit easily DIY or do I need to get a garage to do it?
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:23 AM
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Wow - Thanks for that. I was completely barking up the wrong tree! What is the best course of action? Looks like Beisan is US based. Is there a UK alternative or do I need to go OEM parts? Can you fit easily DIY or do I need to get a garage to do it?
OEM parts not available, so beisan is right (and only one) solution. Easy DIY if you follow instruction carefully and have right tools.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:19 AM
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As a matter of interest, are these any good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2213122486...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:35 PM
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Never heard of them, but they are Viton, which is superior to the seals BMW used.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:18 AM
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I had these fitted professionally and there was no issue with the fit and the vanos is working correctly - so a much cheaper option over the Beisan one.

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:34 AM
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Excellent DIY here. http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm
I've done it, and it's not hard. Just time consuming.
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