At we have addressed some well known problems related to the Dual Vanos and provided solutions to those problems in a complete, ready to install kit. Each dual vanos is fully rebuilt using modified bearings along with high-performance Viton O-rings and Teflon seals that will not only eliminate the vanos rattle, but also restore lost power due to worn out internals. Our vanos units will stand up to more abuse than the stock units, and will last the life of the car.

Fully cleaned and rebuilt vanos unit with new Viton O-rings and Teflon seals installed. In addition, we rebuild the internal bearings and reduce the tolerances to eliminate the 'marbles in a tin can' noises. The kit also includes a new vanos gasket and crush washers. Now with clear coated solenoids to prevent surface oxidation.
Dual Vanos


($300.00 plus a fully refundable $150 core charge) Availability: In Stock
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Core Return

We have made it even easier to return your core to us! All Vanos units come with a pre-paid UPS return shipping label included in the box. Simply use the provided zip-loc bag for the vanos, place the included shipping label over the original label and drop it off at your local UPS Store. Please note that shipping prices at checkout include the cost of the return label. *US Customers Only

Installation Info

We have created a specialized installation document for the Dual Vanos kit which can be downloaded from the menu at the left. Instructions are in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view or print them.

Tool Kit Rental

The Dual Vanos installtion does not require any special cam timing tools since the cam timing is not affected when removing/installing the Vanos. We do however rent the tool kit for those that may need to reset their timing or are installing cams, etc. Contact us for more information.

What is a Core Charge?

The core charge allows us to send you a rebuilt vanos at a much lower price than a new unit would cost from the dealer. By sending out a complete, ready to install vanos the customer has the ability to replace their vanos as quickly as possible and then return their old vanos for the core refund. This helps to keep your downtime to a minimum so you can get back on the road without waiting for parts.

The Dual Vanos core charge is $150

We ask that you return your old vanos unit to us as quickly as possible. Once we receive your complete core we will immediately refund the full core charge amount back to your Paypal or Credit Card account.


Cores must be complete and in good condition to receive a full refund.

Payment Information

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal or Google Checkout. In addition we can take your credit card information over the phone if you prefer. Any core or tool deposit refunds will be applied back to your Paypal or credit card account for quick processing without any fees.

Parts and Accessories...

The DISA valve, or "Intake Manifold Adjuster Unit", is a common failure on the M54 BMW engines and is caused by the materials used in the manufacturing process in a couple of the key valve components. The three parts of the DISA are the flat plastic flapper valve, the bell crank lever that rotates the flapper, and the vacuum pot, all made of partially of glass reinforced nylon. This construction of glass and nylon is what primarily creates failure points. The symptoms of a worn DISA valve include rough idle, lean engine codes and lack of low to mid rpm power. We upgrade the DISA by replacing the plastic flapper valve and bell crank with machined aluminum and titanium parts which will last the life of the engine.

DISA Valve Rebuilt 3.0l OEM DISA with aluminum upgraded flapper valve and bell crank lever installed -
$225 (plus a $50 refundable core deposit)

Price: $275.00

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BMW M54 3.0 Liter Applications

BMW Part# 11617544805 or 11617502275

Number stamped on DISA Housing:
7544805 or 7502275

E36 1999-2002 Z3 3.0i Coupe
E36 1999-2002 Z3 3.0i Roadster

E39 2000-2003 530i Sedan
E39 2000-2003 530i Touring

E46 1999-2006 330Ci Convertible
E46 1999-2006 330Ci Coupe
E46 1999-2005 330i Sedan
E46 1999-2005 330i Touring
E46 1999-2004 330xi Sedan
E46 1999-2005 330xi Touring

E53 1999-2006 X5 3.0i SUV

E60 2002-2005 530i Sedan

E65 2002-2005 730i Sedan

E66 2002-2004 730Li Sedan

E83 2003-2006 X3 3.0i SUV

E85 2002-2005 Z4 3.0i Roadster
BMW M54 2.2 &2.5 Liter Applications

BMW Part# 11617544806 or 11617502269

Number Stamped on DISA Housing:
7544806 or 7502269

E39 2000-2003 525i Touring
E39 2000-2003 525i Sedan

E46 2000-2004 320i Sedan
E46 2000-2006 325Ci Coupe
see note below
E46 2000-2006 325Ci Convertible
E46 2000-2005 325i Touring
E46 2000-2005 325i Sedan
see note below
E46 1999-2004 325xi Sedan
E46 1999-2005 325xi Touring

E60 2002-2004 525i Sedan

E83 2003-2006 X3 2.5i SUV

E85 2002-2005 Z4 2.5i Roadster

NOTE: Some California models of the 325 used "Ultra Low Emissions" M56 engines. The DISA for 2.5L M56 engine requires the 3.0L version repair kit.

Tool KitThe M52tu/M54 tool kit rental includes all required tools for cam replacement/alignment including the cam locking blocks, vans alignment plate, timing chain tensioner, and sprocket alignment tool. Rental fee is $50.

$300.00 deposit + $50 rental fee

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Mann OEM oil filter kit Oil Filters

Price $18.00

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Complete Valve Cover Gasket Kit (seal washers sold separately below) Tool Kit


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Complete set of 15 valve cover seal washers VCG Seals


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Gasket SealerVictor Reinz Gasket Sealer


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M54 Spares

Spare Parts for the M54 Dual Vanos $25 each

  • Intake/Exhaust piston
  • Intake Cover Plate
  • Exhaust Cover Plate

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Oil Drain Plug Magnetic Oil Drain Plug - Catches magnetic particles in the oil pan as the engine wears over time.


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Spark Plugs NGK Replacement Spark Plugs


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Oil Line Replacement high pressure vanos oil line. These can start to break down and leak over time. Includes new crush washers.


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