- May 14, 2019
- Stockton on Tees
- Model of Z
- Z3. 3 Litre sport (automatic)
I was thinking of fixing my rattling vanos on my M54. I’ve read the threads posted on this forum going back for several years and I’ve watched the excellent video on u tube, seemingly the M54 is about the easiest one to refurb. Looks so simple I reckon I could do it myself. Tricky bits look to be removing the torx bolts ( left handed thread) they snap easy, and opening the vanos pistons. I have considered buying refurbished pistons from a site in Germany, vanos-tech. £200 with a £50 exchange. Might make the job easier, the seal kit and rattle kit costs around £100?. As I live about 5 miles from Mr Vanos at Darlington, I thought I would ask him for a price, he’s not very talkative, “Send it to me £450”. By which I presume he means, if I strip it down and remove the pistons he will refurbish them for £450, then I get to refit it. Doesn’t seem like a very good deal to me! Has anyone dealt with vanos - tech or knows of a uk company that supplies refurbished items?