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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #121
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Anyone have experience or know if the vanos is covered under warranty? As I saw it mentioned in one of the documents.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #122
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Anyone have experience or know if the vanos is covered under warranty? As I saw it mentioned in one of the documents.
We get the same VANOS as the M54s, just with different programming. I'm honestly not sure if its covered or not. I never thought about that one.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #123
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Yeah I will find out soon enough lol. And hopefully when the car goes another 49k the pump will start to fail and get it replaced lol, maybe drive extra hard to give it some help lol. I just messaged the guy on another thread to see if he went through with it.

How are dealers with warranting things? I would assume they would love to do it as I'm again assuming BMW pays them for labor correct?
Not necessarily. I was hassled over it and they said it only had a 7/70k warranty. I argued and they eventually warrantied it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #124
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Anyone have a contact number for someone at bmwna? Who deals with the m56 and warranty issues? It seems like the VANOS is too broadly vague in the documentation but it does mention it. Want to confirm these things before I even go to the dealer, who have no idea.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #125
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They even mentioned new pistons that add to the emissions efficiency so technically that seems like it should be covered also.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #126
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Anyone have a contact number for someone at bmwna? Who deals with the m56 and warranty issues? It seems like the VANOS is too broadly vague in the documentation but it does mention it. Want to confirm these things before I even go to the dealer, who have no idea.
I think anyone should be able to help you as long as you have your VIN (not 100% sure, just guessing). The only time I've ever called them was to file a complaint.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #127
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They even mentioned new pistons that add to the emissions efficiency so technically that seems like it should be covered also.
Hmmmm I know the piston diameter is the same - our VANOS uses the same seals as the M54. As far as being a different part, I thought they were the same I'll check again

I know the actual engine pistons are different - they have a different design on the combustion face.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #128
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Yes I meant engine pistons not vanos, I called the dealership gave them my vin they still seemed clueless going to call bmwna first to confirm everything with them before I start dealing with annoying dealers
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:23 PM   #129
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BMWNA is pretty useless also i keep getting the same women telling me to go to the dealer haha. I saw someone get their camshaft sensor replaced.

In documentation it mentions, "free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause any part that can affect emissions to fail to conform with applicable requirements or to fail a camlifornia smog check test or EPA approved short test for a period of 3 years or 50,000 miles or 15 years or 150,000 miles for the SULEV"

It seems from that statement that if any failed component is causing you to fail your emissions inspection it has to be replaced and is covered under 150K. Such as MAF sensors, Oxygen sensors, im going as far as if you have a cracked cylinder causing your car to fail emissions by leaking oil ect. it would be covered.

This is what I am getting reading this will try to keep contacting dealers and BMWNA and hopeflly get an answer. I know someone replaced their camshaft sensor under warranty anybody else replace something other than the fuel tank/pump or things mentioned on the emissions list?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #130
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For what it's worth in California a check engine light automatically fails a smog test. So basically anything that causes a CEL should be covered.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:30 PM   #131
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 PM   #132
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I figured I'm going to use the simple and dumb way of dealing with this. It seems every time you try to talk to people normally they fail to help or comprehend. Will take it to DMV inspection get the failed inspection smog test, take it to the dealer and point at the paragraph. Instead of trying to convince them camshaft sensor/vanos/maf sensor affects emissions. Let them figure everything out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #133
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I figured I'm going to use the simple and dumb way of dealing with this. It seems every time you try to talk to people normally they fail to help or comprehend. Will take it to DMV inspection get the failed inspection smog test, take it to the dealer and point at the paragraph. Instead of trying to convince them camshaft sensor/vanos/maf sensor affects emissions. Let them figure everything out.
that's not a half bad idea.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #134
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so a year ago i had my secondary air pump replaced..now the check engine light is on again with the same p1411 code the pump still runs if I reset the code so I'm guessing it's either the valve or on of the tubes are leaking..
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #135
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I read somewhere that the m56 has the 330 air intake system. is this true? I've been looking for a CAI and I dont want to order the wrong one.

Also, has anyone done a muffler delete for the m56? comparisons to a regular 325i?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #136
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That's what I remember reading also. On another topic I noticed that our rear bumpers are different also or maybe just mine? mine has the bottom part cut out kinda like the zhp one. Anyone Know anything about this? I'm asking because I was interested in a carbon fiber diffuser later on and it seemed like it might fit.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #137
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That's what I remember reading also. On another topic I noticed that our rear bumpers are different also or maybe just mine? mine has the bottom part cut out kinda like the zhp one. Anyone Know anything about this? I'm asking because I was interested in a carbon fiber diffuser later on and it seemed like it might fit.
The cut out by the exhaust?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:58 PM   #138
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The cut out by the exhaust?
Yes not just the exhaust though, a lot of the bottom part is cut out. Kinda makes a elongated arch from one side to the other. I will try to take a picture tomorrow and post.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #139
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Yes not just the exhaust though, a lot of the bottom part is cut out. Kinda makes a elongated arch from one side to the other. I will try to take a picture tomorrow and post.
Okay, I think I have an idea of what you're talking about though.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #140
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It looks very much like this mine just seems to be missing the black piece.

http://www.reveuro.com/inventory/bmw...ancepkg_17.jpg

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