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  1. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I have been searching for a good deal on these as the new OEM solenoids cost between $383-$2K depending on parts seller. I also noticed Amazon and eBay sell replicas which go for nearly $200 for all four! Is it worth buying these or it is sophisticated item which should be OEM? Appreciate...
  2. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey all, I did some work on my 2000 M5's Vanos solenoids (bank 2) a few days ago— I replaced the o-rings since the old ones were causing the Vanos to leak oil profusely. Once I replaced the o-rings, the oil leaks stopped. However, I suddenly lost some power and the engine started running a...
  3. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I do apologize, this might be a long post. :typing: Well, I'm in a little bit of a jam, literally. The good thing is, its just the solenoid board is jammed inside the vanos unit. The background information: My M5 was idling a little rough, loss in power, 3rd gear pulls would throw it...
  4. 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...
  5. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I recently have been having some issues with the VANOS on my car. After doing much research on the board, and replacing many of the parts suggested, I am at an absolute loss here and have no idea what to do next. I have been getting the following codes from the Peak code reader: 43...
  6. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Hi folks, I have a surplus of vanos solenoids for sale if anybody needs any. I've sold 4 so far....3 left. Inquiries to . Regards, Stephen
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