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post #21 of 54 Old 1st March 2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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36,000 on mine. He's not 100% sure it's the pump. Could just be the lines. They are changing the pump while they're in there. In any case I wish these cars were as reliable as a Hyundai.
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What are the failure symptoms of a vanos failure?

What should we be paying attention to?
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Slightly peculiar ticking during idle. Rough idle. Reduced accel. And to me vibration, particularly while standing still. Of course I'm hoping that is part of the Vanos problem, if not who the hell knows. And how much will it cost.
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Guys, Ive always been worried about 2 things with these cars 1) the Vanos and2) SMG. Question about the Vanos, is there any we should be doing to service the system on an annual basis?

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My car had 64,000 or so. Rough engine at idle and of course the sudden implosion of the engine itself while doing 80 on the highway. Thats how i noticed.

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I got the car six months ago, always worry about stuff like this. What do you consider a rough idle?

Is there any good way to test and see if the pump is functioning correctly?
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I got the car six months ago, always worry about stuff like this. What do you consider a rough idle?

Is there any good way to test and see if the pump is functioning correctly?
You'll know it when you hear it. I don't think there's any way to pre-emptively check the pump.
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Picked up the car this morning. I was hoping for yesterday but they hadn't finished. Got to Braman at 9:15, left at 10:30. Cost was slightly less than estimated. Now I'm in Savannah, no problems so far. Car seems quicker although the throttle is much twitchier. Almost unusable in M mode...that may calm down after a bit. Engine idle sounds much much better. Less overall vibration.

All in all I was very satisfied with Braman. I know their rep on the board is not that great. The Vanos system is one of he more difficult repairs on this car and they seem to have got it right.

Hopefully DC tomorrow and NY Thursday night.

Good Shrimp and Grits in Savannah :-)

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Picked up the car this morning. I was hoping for yesterday but they hadn't finished. Got to Braman at 9:15, left at 10:30. Cost was slightly less than estimated. Now I'm in Savannah, no problems so far. Car seems quicker although the throttle is much twitchier. Almost unusable in M mode...that may calm down after a bit. Engine idle sounds much much better. Less overall vibration.

All in all I was very satisfied with Braman. I know their rep on the board is not that great. The Vanos system is one of he more difficult repairs on this car and they seem to have got it right.

Hopefully DC tomorrow and NY Thursday night.

Good Shrimp and Grits in Savannah :-)

Bye all
how much did it end up costing?
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