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post #31 of 679 Old 15th December 2017, 05:52 PM
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So these are exact replicas of the OEM solenoids that perform to oe specs? Not trying to sound doubtful but it's been a roller coaster on these things. I just don't understand how several people could not get the cost justified for half of current market value, yet you can get them for $120 a pop? Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for you, but my heart has been crushed one too many times.

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It is perfectly fine to be doubtful and critical. Nothing wrong with that.

These valves, just a few years ago, were sold at $120, $150 a piece. If it could be done before, why can't it be done now? Other than greed, I really do not have a good explanation.

These parts I will be selling come with 1-year manufacturer's warranty, just like regular BMW OEM parts.

I would not say this is the exact replica to the OEM valve. They are different. The two oval shape holes is one of the differences cosmetically. Internally, I am sure there will be variations. From BMW software testing and real world usage, these valves function properly as OEM ones do, that is all i am looking for.
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It is perfectly fine to be doubtful and critical. Nothing wrong with that.



These valves, just a few years ago, were sold at $120, $150 a piece. If it could be done before, why can't it be done now? Other than greed, I really do not have a good explanation.



These parts I will be selling come with 1-year manufacturer's warranty, just like regular BMW OEM parts.



I would not say this is the exact replica to the OEM valve. They are different. The two oval shape holes is one of the differences cosmetically. Internally, I am sure there will be variations. From BMW software testing and real world usage, these valves function properly as OEM ones do, that is all i am looking for.


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Lol we're all lined up outside the whore house like workers on pay day.

There is no doubt if these are legit they'll be gone in no time.

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Aftermarket VANOS Solenoid

$120 x 2500= $300,000
IF COST was $60
$60 x 2500= $150,000
Sounds like somebody got $150k just laying around ....

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...The CURRENT readings from the testing is 218mA and 265mA for the two solenoids. They are the only 'NOT OK' as they deviated from -150 to 150 set point range....

If you find this is consistently the case, you may be able to feed that back to the manufacturer. This means the zero zetpoint for the spool (meaning spool in the middle blocking the flow) requires more current than the OEM.

This can be the result of two things:
1. the easy one, the counter spring in the tip of the solenoid is too strong and requires excessive current to move against.
2. The coil impedance and number of windings are different than the original. This should also be an easy fix with a few more turns on the coil.


In all though, as long as the max current value doesn't exceed what the DME is programmed to allow for max, you shouldn't have a problem. This isn't part of the calibration area, but part of the program area. I have the VANOS area identified in the assembly, I'll see if I can find the max current value that's hard coded in.
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