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Old 10-07-2008, 07:08 AM
boschtech1 boschtech1 is offline
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Mein Auto: '99 540i
E39 540i Vanos problem

Okay, I think my noise is coming from the vanos. That's if I have one. The OBD-II is giving a camshaft Vanos Control fault but I don't see the big enclosure on the front of the valvetrain for the vanos. On the passenger side valve train I see a solenoid to the right of the camshaft position sensor. Is this my vanos solenoid? My production date is 11/98 so did the 540i's come with the single vanos then? If so then I think I need to hit up the junkyard or find a rebuilt vanos. Oh yeah, that solenoid I was referring to, I took the plug off and found oil in it so im guessing the seal is broke and oil is leaking through. Im hoping its the solenoid thats not engaging thats causing the problem.

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