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  1. E39 (96-03) For Sale Solenoid boards, vanos housings, pressure accum assembly , upper timing cases,

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Out of a 2000, build date 11/99. At 92K the motor spun a rod bearing. No sign of metal past the filter. Solenoid boards appear fine with good solder joints. Board with 4 solenoids - $300 each Vanos housings - $200 each Upper timing covers - $50 each Pressure accumulator assembly $100 Take it...
  2. 2006 M5 Rattle at Idle

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hello everyone, I just bought a beautiful M5 which is now my project. When I start it up, it makes a loud rattle only at idle and stays like that whether warm or cold. After I rev it just to about 1500 rpm, it's completely normal. It drives real smooth but if I push it to redline, it throws an...
  3. Interesting Problem: Vanos Solenoid Clicking

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I haven't posted in quite a while but I thought I can post this and see what you guys make of it. I will try to capture a video tonight of the problem. I am doing an S62 swap into my E30. I have 99% of the wiring figured out. I am staying CANbus so wiring was pretty intense to say the least...
  4. B8 (Intake camshaft VANOS position control" VANOS Passes All Tests

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone else has had this code come up, yet running the VANOS tests in DIS passes all tests. Could this still be a solenoid, even though the tests pass? I pulled the code using INPA, cleared them, drove the car until test conditions were as instructed, run the VANOS DIS 5.7...
  5. Vanos solenoid seals replacement and repair success!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Just thought I'd share my first time ever doing something as advanced as vanos solenoid seal replacement and resoldering with cleaning. It was really quite easy thanks to the YouTube video and some patience! The vanos solenoids all sound equally nice and loud now when testing them...
  6. E63 engine fault reduced power, P0015!!! HELP!!!!

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    hi guys, Hope you can help/advise. Drove 30 mile home along motorway no more than 70-80mph car was driving fine. I get into town and am only driving at 25-30mph in 4th and all of a sudden the 'engine fault, reduced power' message pops up. Pull over and switch off. Switch back on and it's...
  7. P1531 mystery code? Help!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    The short version: I'm getting code P1531 ("B" Camshaft Position Actuator Control Open Circuit Bank 1, which I believe to be the exhaust cam on the passenger's side on my LHD 2000 M5.) I have replaced the relevant CPS and refurbished the VANOS solenoid pack, and while some symptoms were...
  8. How to clear out stuck solenoid?... won't clear, vid/pic attached

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Been trying to pulse all the solenoids many times over to get them clear/clean, all except one shows the movement in the top hole, it clicks but that's it. It's got some of the crap filter hair caught in there. I've soaked them in brake cleaner pulsed then in the cleaner & with air going in to...
  9. DIY: VANOS Solenoid Maintenance_Full DIY

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey everybody. I just did the VANOS solenoid O-ring replacement and solenoid clean / soldering two weeks ago. All the information is already on the board but I thought I would condense it into one simplified thread. Thank you to all members who contributed information that lead to the creation...
  10. DIY: Vanos cover Set Screw modification.

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hello all, This DIY is for those of you with the early Vanos covers who would like them to resemble and perform just like the newer version. As you probably know you can buy the newer version at no great expense, but if your like me and tend to spend evenings doing little projects read on! The...
  11. VANOS solenoid o-ring failure - massive oil leak

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    There seem to be several previous threads about this problem, but I thought I'd add my story to the board. My car had been running with a small oil leak for a few months, when suddenly one evening on the drive home from work, it became a massive oil leak, causing my dashboard to say "low oil...
  12. For Sale -- 7 working solenoids

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi all, From a recent board replacement job (see I have 7 solenoids (those in part no. 1136140782 on this page: RealOEM.com BMW E39 M5 Cylinder Head Vanos). Anyone looking for replacement solenoids can mail me at (the details of what led me to change my solenoids is posted at...
  13. VANOS solenoid / rough idle fix SUCCESS

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    A few weeks ago I posted to this board regarding a very rough idle in my ’00 M5, along with loss of power and occasional misfires. After much research and help from members of this board, I decided to remove the solenoids and see if they were the culprit. I am pleased to report that after...
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