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
Inner VANOS Cover
Careful removal of old seals
Dan explains VANOS rattle
Other M54 weaknesses
M54 Oil Filter housing stand gasket