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post #351 of 367 Old 15th February 2017, 11:17 AM
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Got new solenoids fitted in my car. I have done about 500km and sometimes when idling it goes up and down a bit (not too bad, and never did it prior)
Is this the dme adpating slowly to the new solenoids??

Ambient temps today were a lot hotter than normal

New test results are .8 and .9

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post #352 of 367 Old 15th February 2017, 12:32 PM
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Got new solenoids fitted in my car. I have done about 500km and sometimes when idling it goes up and down a bit (not too bad, and never did it prior)
Is this the dme adpating slowly to the new solenoids??

Ambient temps today were a lot hotter than normal

New test results are .8 and .9
Tell us more. Did you purchase them from the dealer? A 3rd party vendor? How much per valve? Who did the installation?

Was the bleed procedure ran multiple times after installation? Were VANOS adaptation values rest? Just curious...

The system should stabilize over time the more cycles the DME sees.

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post #353 of 367 Old 15th February 2017, 08:50 PM
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Was dear but cheaper than other vendors

Bmw installed it charged me 2hrs labor

It was bled

Adaptions not sure

How does it drive? Doesnt feel any different hahaha and im sensitive to changes

Maybe sings a little smoother but marginal

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Bmw dealer renewed all 4 of mine a couple of months ago under warranty. Doesn't drive any different but the Vanos is quieter.

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I did however get 1-2l per hundred km better fuel economy

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I'm taking my 08 in Monday to dealer. I've lost the 6000-8000 bump in power along with an inconsistent idle at times as well as inconsistent low rpm accel. No codes thrown. We will see how the dealer/warranty work this.
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Well, no dice-they wouldn't change unless they were below .6 quality. Mine are .6, .7, .8, and .9. I lean toward the basis of my power loss. $1875 a solenoid...I wasn't going to fund the change-I'll wait until they fail and have warranty cover.

When will a suitable substitute be available...
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post #358 of 367 Old 21st February 2017, 04:18 AM
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Your passing the vanos test that means which is good... Stay on top of your oil changes and change your oil At or less then 5K miles to keep them clean as possible. I Like to do 3K oil changes

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Really hope there is some sort of solution forthcoming for this - if prices are approaching 2k/solenoid, there really is no point in keeping the car long-term. That's insane. Mine are fine for now, but I dread the day they start to go, that will be a major tipping point if prices are going to stay this way or even increase. Hopefully I'll get a few more years out of it before this happens, and by then a reasonable solution will present itself.


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They can be had for about 1000-1500 each.

These cars are pretty cheap to but now, cheaper than an e39 now in australia

People still seem to struggle with the concept that is was $250000au when new! It costs money to fix

They buy their 2nd hand rocket for $22k and expect it to run like a camry that revs to 5000.

The are dear to fix, it come with owing this car

There are many other things that can break that are just as dear if not dearer to fix

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