In BMW engines from the years 1993 and onward, there’s a good chance that your VANOS seals and or gasket may be leaking oil internally past its pistons or leaking oil externally and in need of repair. VANOS is the BMW answer to a variable valve timing system. Combining hydraulic and mechanical camshaft control mechanisms, it is designed to improve the quality of idling, smoothness, and power delivery of your BMW.


There are some symptoms to look for that your BMW will exhibit when it comes to a failing VANOS.  Most notably there may be power loss at lower RPM or power loss above 2500 RPM. You may notice a loss of power when the air conditioning is running or poor fuel efficiency. You may also experience difficulties starting your car in colder weather or it even stalls when driving, creating dangerous situations for you and other drivers out on the road. Sometimes failing Vanos units will make a very loud growl from the engine timing chain or your BMW gasoline engine may sound like it’s a diesel engine.


When visiting the BMW dealer for this issue however, it’s important to remember that they don’t offer repairs or rebuilds for VANOS units. Instead, they will install a new replacement VANOS unit, which will cost you a ton of money for the part.


Avoid the high cost of an entire VANOS replacement by bringing your vehicle to the european auto repair experts at Sprint Motorsports in San Jose. We can rebuild and repair most VANOS units and therefore save you money. By choosing to trust our expert BMW mechanics, you’ll be ensuring that your BMW gets the high level of attention to detail and quality that it needs to properly repair a failing VANOS system. You will avoid an expensive replacement unit as well as preventing any more potential damages to your BMW.


Utilizing BMW factory level diagnostic tools and equipment, our BMW specialists will ensure that not only is the VANOS up to date and repaired properly, but that the rest of your car’s model specific service schedule is followed. We have all of the precision of dealership but the friendliness of a local independent bimmer shop and none of the hassle.


We take pride in caring for our customers, and are invigorated by the opportunity to provide competent and comprehensive automotive repair services for european cars. We are the leading repair, service, and performance facility in the San Jose area. We provide you personalized, detailed, and friendly service. Our relationships are built on trust, communication, integrity, and commitment to our purpose to you and your BMW or other european car.


Give your car the proper love and car that it needs by experts with the proper tooling and equipment and avoid using the ill-equipped mobile mechanics.


We stand behind our work with a 2 year warranty on repair work!!!

To schedule an appointment to have your BMW VANOS unit inspected, rebuilt, and repaired, or for BMW oil or maintenance service, please contact service@sprint-motorsports.com or 408-831-3730. We welcome you to stop by our shop at 2099 S 10th St unit 40, San Jose, Ca 95112. If you have any questions about your BMW’s performance or maintenance, ask our friendly staff for assistance.