Update - 04/07/2019 - Vanos_Gears_V2 (Vanos Gears_8mm_Counter)
- So after using the tools a couple of times I decided to modify it a lil, to make it stronger
and more durable.
- Set Shell & Top/Bottom Layers to be 2mm minimum (3mm is better) for all 3 parts.
- Removed the pin sections from the Vanos Tool and replaced them with 8mm threads for
a counter sunk bolt head, this allowed me to Torque to 20Nm and then the 2 additional
90 degree turns that are required.
- Require 2x M8x25mm Countersunk Allencap bolts
I had been searching all over the web for something I could print out to verify if my Engine timing was correct on my 2005 BMW E87 120i with the N46 Motor.
Couldn't find anything, so rather than purchasing the Timing tool, I decided to hire it for the day so that I could take measurements and draw it out.
Check out YouTube on how to use the N46 Timing Tool kit for information on how to use these parts. Also ensure that your TDC lock pin is inserted. These parts are never going to be as strong as metal but they will help with verification.
So rather than keeping it for myself I have decided to publish it and hopefully it helps someone else out one day :)
I printed it with a 60% Infill and it works great. I had to split the Larger item (Vanos gears) in 2 and then glue it back together as my print bed is 220x220mm.
For those with beds less than 300mm, Just split the Vanos Tool part and then glue back together.