Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M5 & M6 > E39 M5 (1998-2003)

E39 M5 (1998-2003)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2015, 11:47 AM
thumper600's Avatar
thumper600 thumper600 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SW
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 448
Mein Auto: '95 540i M-Sport, 01 M5
Vanos Question

I have narrowed my E39 M5 purchase decision to two cars. One had the VANOS rebuilt, (with warranty till 2018 or 34,000 more miles), and has what Iuld deem lackluster off the line performance. The other you can hear the VANOS tick indicating a rebuild is in order but it's performance is that of what one would expect. What I am wondering is it possible for the VANOS unit to "stick" open in a position so that the cams remain in the "advanced or retarded" mode facilitating "hotter" performance? (For lack of better verbiage I used words we used when we'd advance or retard timing by turning the distributer). Any input is appreciated.
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M5 & M6 > E39 M5 (1998-2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms