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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,266
Posted By Rajaie
The vanos is a very slow moving devise. If you...

The vanos is a very slow moving devise. If you drive the car slow or cruise on the freeway it will take a long time for the seals to break in.
Driving the car hard will allow the vanos to move fast,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By Rajaie
We have inspected the rattling parts and they are...

We have inspected the rattling parts and they are in good condition. Don't worry about driving with the rattle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rajaie
$400 is very good if they are also replacing the...

$400 is very good if they are also replacing the valve cover gaskets and 15 bolt grommets.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Rajaie
You need to open the hood and try to find the...

You need to open the hood and try to find the source of the rattle. If you can feel it at the top front of the valve cover it's the vanos.
Replacing the seals might resolve this rattle. But to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Rajaie
Open the hood and try to locate the source of the...

Open the hood and try to locate the source of the rattle.
If you can feel it at the top front of the valve cover it's the vanos.

What car model do you have?
The E39 530 is more susceptible to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,619
Posted By Rajaie
It's a reasonable idea. You can try it and see...

It's a reasonable idea. You can try it and see how it works.
You would need to wait some time for the RTV to cure.
The electric tape works well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,619
Posted By Rajaie
Although you might have gotten this from Dr...

Although you might have gotten this from Dr Vanos, I wrote it.
The DISA flap breaking is a problem with the 3l engine and not the 2.5l.
I need to update the info.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By Rajaie
If the CPS is aftermarket that could be the...

If the CPS is aftermarket that could be the problem.
It's not a problem to disconnect the electrical connectors. The battery doesn't need to be disconnected.

P1619 is a thermostat electrical...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By Rajaie
Your codes indicate over advanced and over...

Your codes indicate over advanced and over retarded exhaust timing.
Be sure you have OEM CPS sensors, as aftermarket sensors don't work.

This problem could be caused by a sticking vanos exhaust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By Rajaie
There are two things that can cause 14 MPG....

There are two things that can cause 14 MPG. Leaking fuel and old pre-cat O2 sensors, like 146k miles old.
Be sure to also replace the driveline fluids; engine, tranny, diff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rajaie
Pulley

Pulley
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,652
Posted By Rajaie
The exhaust hanger at the transmission can rust...

The exhaust hanger at the transmission can rust and break and cause this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Rajaie
All the vanos units have piston bearing axial...

All the vanos units have piston bearing axial play and thus can rattle. But some cars/engines are more susceptible to achieving the resonance needed to cause the rattle. On the E39 the 520 & 523 in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rajaie
You could hear the rattle at 26 sec in the video....

You could hear the rattle at 26 sec in the video. This is when you rev'd maybe above 1500 RPM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Rajaie
VAC uses Beisan seals. They have a surface...

VAC uses Beisan seals. They have a surface grinder so they grind the OEM bearing rings for the rattle solution. VAC is a good group.
You need ~200 city miles to break in the seals and achieve the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,549
Posted By Rajaie
Hi guys! Before I launched the double vanos...

Hi guys!

Before I launched the double vanos seals repair kit I spent a lot of effort trying to prove the performance and fuel consumption improvements. I did literally dozens of dyno runs and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By Rajaie
You need the timing tools as defined in the...

You need the timing tools as defined in the procedure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Rajaie
Many owners have reported that a valve type...

Many owners have reported that a valve type tick/rattle they get on cold starts that goes away once the engine warms is solved by replacing the vanos seals.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By Rajaie
Try cleaning the idle control valve and throttle...

Try cleaning the idle control valve and throttle body. Check the ICV air intake boot branch for cracks. Also remove the DISA and check if the flap has play or is broken.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,642
Posted By Rajaie
OEM CPS sensor does not come with O-ring. Needs...

OEM CPS sensor does not come with O-ring. Needs to be purchased separately.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,642
Posted By Rajaie
www.rmeuropean.com carries Siemens which is OEM.

www.rmeuropean.com carries Siemens which is OEM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By Rajaie
You likely have the fuel injector and vanos...

You likely have the fuel injector and vanos solenoid connectors swapped.
I recall another owner who did this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,659
Posted By Rajaie
I'm wondering what happened in your case. I know...

I'm wondering what happened in your case. I know you replaced the vanos seals with the Beisan seals and didn't have an improvement. Then you replace the vanos solenoid pistons per my advice and that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Rajaie
Hi Mike, Thanks for the info. My concern...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the info.
My concern here is not the vanos.
The ICV and its function has been an issue. Understanding its roll and resolving any problems from it is important to me. I often...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Rajaie
For your theory to be more valid you would need...

For your theory to be more valid you would need to thoroughly clean the old ICV and install it and show the problem is still there.
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