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Old 10-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by xfixkaos View Post
Still a newbie to Beemer world, but I had this problem replaces my intake and exhaust cam angle sensors. Then the solenoid and it's been fine every since. Just my .02

Originally Posted by twistatech View Post
Last night I did my valve cover gasket and cleaned both solenoids and the valves inside them for the vanos. Idles like a dream now and has TONS more power. Also earlier this week I replaced intake side cam sensor. Probably need to do the exhaust side. But my car wouldn't run unless the MAF was unplugged. So cleaning the vanos solenoids has made a dramatic difference!

PS get a shower valve socket set for that bottom solenoid.
Interesting, I'm going to look into this, possible culprit right here.

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