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Old 12-23-2015, 10:17 AM
villa325 villa325 is offline
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2008 X3 P0015 "B" Camshaft Position problem

I had the code P0015 "B" Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Retarded Bank 1 read after the light came on and the idle and performance of the car started acting hesitant. I replaced both camshaft position sensors and no change in performance. Any thoughts where I should go next?
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:56 AM
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I just tried swapping the vanos solenoids and no change.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:06 PM
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good FEST link for study

did y'all just swap the old vanos solenoids from one side to the other or install new or just cleaned them ????

some good sleuthing in this link

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=765793

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Old 12-23-2015, 05:50 PM
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I just cleaned them and swapped them.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:35 PM
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Villa,

I had the same issue and followed the same steps, eventually replaced the Vanos Solenoids. That did the trick.

William
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:34 PM
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Cold weather / vanos issues.. That's my guess
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:48 PM
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I had the solenoids out, used the brake cleaner rattle can with the little pipe on it. Held the solenoid over a clean pie pan and was amazed at what came out. Both of them were filled with what appeared to be burnt oil. When the liquid coming our was clear I dried them with a hair dryer, oiled them and reinstalled them in reverse order. ECL was out, running great, that was months ago.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:37 AM
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I replaced the solenoids and no change, bummer! where to now?????
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