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For sale are 4 BMW M5 E60 genuine vanos solenoids in essentially brand new condition. They have about 5 miles on them from the BMW

dealership during test drive after installation.

Short version of story:

My car went in to limp mode so I had it towed to BMW of Salem. After performing some tests, I was told it needed new vanos solenoids.

So I purchased used OEM ones (there were a few other aftermarket vanos units I tried too) but according to BMW of Salem they would not pass

pressure tests. I was then instructed to buy from BMW their vanos unit which came with 4 vanos solenoids, and promised that if this did not fix

the problem I would get a full refund. During the test drive their technician heard knocking at the lower end. (Which is still strange to me

because when I took the car in, I never heard any knocking.) They did however let me know that these units did pass all testing and that the new

problem was rod bearings. After all of the hassle (about 4 months) and spending over $5800 on vanos unit (installation not included in this

price) I had them remove the genuine solenoids and put in the used OEM ones. My car now sits in the driveway until I decide what's next.

FYI... I have all paper work from dealer ship with passing test results. I'm asking $1,200 per solenoid, please PM me if interested.
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