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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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