BMW CCA Salt Lake City chapter visits Integrity First Automotive

Saturday March 22, 2014

The Salt Lake City, Utah chapter of the BMW Car-club of America came to play cars with us today:

Salt Lake city BMW CCA visits Integrity First Automotive

We spent time going over the merits and technologies changes between the E90, E46, E36, and E30 3-series cars.  Then we had a lot of fun as Integrity’s lead technician, Tyler Seawright, demonstrated the rebuild process of an M54 engine’s VANOS using Biesan’s rebuild kit.

Tyler describes the function of the dual-VANOS M54 engine

Righty tighty – lefty loosie? Left-handed threads and dyslexia!

Dan describes the oil-control system of the VANOS

Tyler removes the VANOS assembly

VANOS Disassembly

Inner VANOS Cover


Careful removal of old seals

Dan explains VANOS rattle


M54 Inspection

Other M54 weaknesses

M54 Oil Filter housing stand gasket