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BMW M52TU, M54, M56 Master Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool with Double Vanos Straight 6

BMW M52TU, M54, M56 Master Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool with Double Vanos Straight 6

Product ID: BMM52TU

Master tool set contains a comprehensive set of tools to perform camshaft + VANOS timing on M52TU, M54, M56 Engines.  The tools are also applicable for camshaft timing on non-VANOS engines (M42, M44, M50, M52, MS50US and S52US).  The kit includes the following:


BMW Double VANOS Camshaft Alignment Tool:

This five-piece kit contains all the tools necessary to assemble and time the VANOS cam-timing units on BMW M52TU, M54 and M56 6-cylinder engines utilized from 1998 onwards.  Pieces included: 

  • Alignment jig (large aluminum item in photo), 
  • Sprocket assembly jig (large rectangular black item in photo), 
  • Rigid chain tensioner (cylindrical black / threaded item in photo), 
  • Chain tensioner lock pin, and 
  • VANOS compressed air connector (top right of case in photo). 

BMW VANOS Sprocket Wrench M50 M52 S50 S52:

Special wrench designed specifically to turn camshaft sprockets when removing or installing the VANOS variable valve timing unit.


BMW 4 & 6 Cylinder Camshaft Alignment / Timing Tools:

This tool kit contains all the necessary, engine-specific tools to time the camshafts in BMW M42, M44, M50, M52, M52TU, M54, M56, MS50US and S52US engines.  Includes:  Camshaft alignment jig to fix the camshafts in the proper orientation during assembly and Top dead center pin to align the flywheel at the TDC position.



    * 1997-2001 E46 323i/323Ci/323ti (M52T)

    * 1998-2001 E39 523i (M52TU)

    * 1998-2001 E36/7 Z3 (M52TU)



    * 1997-2001 E46 328i/328Ci (M52TU)

    * 1997-2001 E36/7 Z3 2.8 (M52B28/Z3)

    * 1998-2001 E39 528i (M52TU)

    * 1998-2001 E38 728i (M52TU)



    * 2001-2003 E46 320i/320Ci

    * 2001-2003 E39 520i

    * 2001-2002 E36 Z3 2.2i

    * 2003-2005 E85 Z4 2.2i

    * 2003-2005 E60/E61 520i



    * 2001-2002 E36/7 Z3 2.5i

    * 2001-2005 E46 325i/325xi

    * 2001-2006 E46 325Ci

    * 2001-2004 E46 325ti

    * 2001-2004 E39 525i

    * 2003-2004 E60/E61 525i/525xi

    * 2004-2006 E83 X3 2.5i

    * 2004-2006 E85 Z4 2.5i



    * 2001-2005 E46 330i/330xi

    * 2001-2006 E46 330Ci

    * 2001-2003 E39 530i

    * 2001-2002 E36 Z3 3.0i

    * 2003-2005 BMW E60 530i

    * 2003-2006 E85 Z4 3.0i

    * 2004-2006 E83 X3 3.0i

    * 2001-2006 E53 X5 3.0i

WARNING: California Prop 65 - This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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