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BMW 3: Valve gear

VANOS

Valve gear
VANOS unit B46 engine and B46TU/B48TU engines

  1. VANOS B46 engine
  2. VANOS B46TU and B48TU engine

Following the changeover from a two-part chain drive to a single-part chain drive, the camshaft sprockets on the VANOS now have 46 teeth instead of the previous 36 teeth. To compensate for the additional weight of the larger camshaft sprockets, the adjuster was designed to be shorter and more compact. Additionally, the chain track was displaced by 1.5 mm.

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    Split cooling is a new development for the B46TU engine. This cooling concept is a modified version of which is already used in the N63TU2. The Split Cooling function uses the electrical Split Cooli

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     Antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor

    The cooling system of the G20 PHEV is filled with the new antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor Frostox HT-12. The new antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor increases the long-term stability and corrosion protection of the components. It replaces the well-known antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor Glysan

     Telephone functions

    General information Mobile phones can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle. At high temperatures, the charge function of the mobile phone can be limited where appropriate and functions are no longer executed. Do not operate a mobile phone that is connected

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