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Old 01-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
Slyde
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
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My Ride: 2001 M3 TiAg
You can get a rebuilt and improved solenoid pack (reinforced solder points) for ~$150 when you return your old unit... if it comes to that (better than needing a new VANOS... believe me).
The site explains the problem and their rebuild solution. The intermittent nature of the codes is symptomatic of loose solder points. I personally think a $150 repair is good news.
I have the old solenoid pack from my VANOS replacement, btw.
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