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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:36 AM   #21
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Finally took 01 m3 in for dme recall, codes p0012

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This sounds exactly like my car, I bought the parts yesterday so if they're here by Friday I'm either finding a friend to help me or taking it to my local Indy for 50 bucks


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Well try cleaning the solenoid connector and delete the CEL, it might fix it for you! All I know is I had misfires on every cylinder also!


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Old 08-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #22
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Please don't comment if you don't know what you're talking about, you only confuse the OP. You might want to do some more research before tackling the Besian repairs since you're not very familiar with the vanos parts.

The solenoid is mounted under the vanos pump on the outside of the engine. No need to disassemble the motor.

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Yeah it confused me at first but I get that the Solenoid is basically mounted on the vanos unit and is easy to get to.


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Old 08-24-2013, 11:39 PM   #23
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I did the beisan solenoid pack today and cleared the codes and the service engine is still on, camshaft position sensor next?


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Old 09-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #24
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Question When replacing the solenoid, cam sensor, etc for P0012

Could the p0012 still show it's face again after replacing the solenoid do to not adequately torquing down the bolts down ( the 5 on top the vamps ) to 7 Ib? I'm not a mechanic but I get by with avoiding having to make car to my local stealership as much as possible so anybody's help would be appreciated. I'm actually having a little more trouble or problems with my car than need to be so I figured I should tackle the P0012 issue first. I've replaced the solenoid, the Cam sensor, bout year ago had to rebuild engine do to the vanos bolt shearing off and falling into my timing chain and yea, you get the picture. I didn't buy a new one though I went to Dr.Vanos and also to Beinsen for the solenoid so never fully brand new parts I used to replace these which I hope that this could not be the issue as well. Again if anybody could help me man I would seriously appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #25
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Could the p0012 still show it's face again after replacing the solenoid do to not adequately torquing down the bolts down ( the 5 on top the vamps ) to 7 Ib? I'm not a mechanic but I get by with avoiding having to make car to my local stealership as much as possible so anybody's help would be appreciated. I'm actually having a little more trouble or problems with my car than need to be so I figured I should tackle the P0012 issue first. I've replaced the solenoid, the Cam sensor, bout year ago had to rebuild engine do to the vanos bolt shearing off and falling into my timing chain and yea, you get the picture. I didn't buy a new one though I went to Dr.Vanos and also to Beinsen for the solenoid so never fully brand new parts I used to replace these which I hope that this could not be the issue as well. Again if anybody could help me man I would seriously appreciate it. Thanks.
I've also done the cam sensor/ solenoid pack and still have p0012. My next step is to pie the valve cover and check everything out. Since you bought a used vanos unit maybe it's possible something broke again and didn't fall into the timing chain?


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Open* the valve cover


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