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Old 05-19-2005, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have noise coming from my vanos like a rattling sound. I read in a post somehwere you can clean like the solenoid out and the noise will go away. Does anyone know of this and how to do it or how hard it is? Thanks
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At times my vanos makes a diesel engine type sound (if you know what i mean)..seems to be functioning properly tho. I would be curious to that DIY as wel...
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Someone said to look in your bently manual and find where the solenoid is and clean it our or buy a new one for $100 bucks but those manuals aren't that descriptive
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bently is in trunk..will take it out after work and give it a look see then
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you cant clean it

just buy a new one
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The vanos system also has chain guilds that wear from time to time... I looking into the part numbers... I'll be back with something in the next few days or so.. rather busy in Iraq...

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Will this fix it if I replace the part and how hard is it?
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heres, something to check, as well..
i didnt know how to export the documents so, i just printscreened them.





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Where did you get that from?
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THat is BMW TIS software. That is what the dealerships use.. You can get them on EBAY.
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THat is BMW TIS software. That is what the dealerships use.. You can get them on EBAY.
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I already posted in the members forum that it is for sale to anyone that wants it. I'm not out to make any money, I'll sell it for like $10 shipped to anywhere in the continental USA.

Its pretty useful, although I've found that its less and less useful the farther back you go. For e36's/e39's and the likes, and any vehicle which is newer its great.. for e30's and older, its not as good but still somewhat useful.
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