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post #1 of 4 Old 2nd March 2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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BMW software for VANOS removal

Does anyone in the DMV area have the BMW software to help setup the engine for the vanos removal? I need to send it away for a rebuild but need a hand with the procedure. I am in the Arlington, VA area. Thank you in advance.

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Was your Vanos Cap oil leak resolved?

Hello James,

I saw your M5 Vanos cap oil leak post.
Was this resolved?
Or are you rebuilding your Vanos due to this issue?
My e46 M3, which uses same Vanos cap, has exactly same issue.
I replaced my Vanos from Dr. Vanos 6 years ago and this issue developed now.
No engine code. Just bad leak from exhaust cylinder cap.
Let me know what you had to go through.
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Nevermind. I saw your post saying you had to replace not only the o ring but also the cap.
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So miraculously that has been resolved. I’ve been dealing with a slow leak in the cap for years and have been able to patch it with some sealant before repeating the process every few years. This time the bolts holding the cap broke (spraying oil everywhere) so I had my mechanic pull out the broken thread.

I had plans to send the unit to Dr. VANOS for a rebuild but asked him for a set of end caps and new O rings as a cheap fix just in case. This worked and hasn’t leaked in the last few weeks.

Send me a PM with your info if you want to chat about it some more.
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