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Old 10-09-2012, 05:17 PM
aleks001 aleks001 is offline
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Mein Auto: 2006 BMW 325i
Originally Posted by Pacifico View Post
Has anyone needed their Vanos Solenoid Valve and Mechtronic Sleeve replaced?

I'm looking at a huge cost difference between the dealership and a private local garage that specialized in German autos.

As expected, the dealership would be more expensive, but 3 times as much?

Furthermore, my extended warranty is not all is boasted to be when I purchased it.

If you don't mind please respond with approximate costs of:
Vanos Valves?
Mechatronic Sleeve?
and Oil Filter Gasket?

Please and Thank you.
Vanos solenoids run at about $200 ish each I believe and there are two. Mechatronic Sleeve is cheap, but the transmission pan has to be dropped and the very expensive zf fluid needs to be replaced (About 6.5 Liters) I would say to get all this done even at an indy anything around $1000 would be reasonable.

I would definitely take this job to the specialist, BMW would have a field day on something like this.
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