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Old 05-30-2006, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E36 3.0 M3 Vanos problem

A friend of mine has a 3.0 m3 which is having low down power problems. He has had a new vanos unit fitted which did not solve the problem. It has been rolling roaded and it is found that the Vanos is not advancing the cams when needed. so basically the Cams are retared all the time. It has been manual advanced which can be done through the wiring loom and it advanced them ok so at least the vanos is working. It seems that the vanos ecu is not controlling the vanos as needed so no communication is being made to the vanos. The main ecu and vanos ecu have been swapped so we know they are ok. Any suggestions guys. please please please

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id look into changing the vanos solinoid. ive been doing some reading on this, and if the solinoid is bad regardless to if you switch the whole vanos unit it will still cause problems.
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Where is the vanos solenoid located? I was goign to say that but I don't knwo the location of it. It's a really common problem but i've heard bad thigns baout eurospec e36 vanos units all together.
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I thought the solenoid is part of the vanos. A brand new one has been fitted

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its my understanding that the vanos unit and vanos solenoid are two different things, did you order two new parts? or only one single part? the solinoid is a different part number than the vanos unit. the mechnical part of the solenoid fails not the electrical part, (its suppose to extend and detract freely) the piston fatigues after time and even though you may have a pefrect electrical connection it will still cause performance issues.

here is what your looking for i believe part number 3

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The vanos cost £1679 GBP ($2900 USD) (excluding fiting) I am assuming that it included the solenoids. When the cams where advanced manually it worked fine. I will check with the BMW dealer tomorrow to make sure the solenoid was included.

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This is the part for my engine (Euro M3)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...04&hg=11&fg=15
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damn i forgot your euro spec.. im not too good with that but id still check to make sure.
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I know, Why didnt BMW just make one engine. Would have been much easier for us all

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That's what I was wonderign. Im sure the soilenoid came new when you got a new vanos unit. It looks like it could be piece 9 in the new realoem picture.
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