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Old 02-25-2017, 01:37 AM   #1
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Vanos problem after rebuild

Hi I recently rebuilt my engine for turbo setup e46 m54b30 dual vanos

My vanos is not working it's down on power and hard to start. It's not throwing any codes.

when I go on Inpa diagnostics and view the vanos status, all the data is frozen! Dosnt appear to be working at all

any ideas what could cause this?? I'm sure it's timed up right I used the kit. Even if the sprockets were slightly off you'd think I would still get live data in inpa??
Is it possible I have overtightend the nuts on the sprockets?

Thanks for any help

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Old 02-25-2017, 02:45 AM   #2
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It may have nothing to do with it but when i rebuilt my vanos seals for some reason my exhaust solenoid immediately started sticking and needed replacing. It was putting the car into limp mode all the time. I even had a mechanic take apart the vanos unit to check my work (it was fine) before we eventually diagnosed the solenoid

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Old 02-25-2017, 02:52 AM   #3
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How did you test the solinoid?
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:22 AM   #4
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Here is the thread i started about it.. i got the codes read and it said something about exhaust solenoid not reached.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1106069

problems post vanos seal replacement

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Old 02-25-2017, 03:45 AM   #5
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I'll check that thread out. What's bugging me is the inpa diagnostics the live data is frozen on the vanos status and the rough running page. All other diagnostics is fine. Maybe the exhaust can sensor ingested some water or something when I rebuild and pressure washed the head
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:20 AM   #6
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Ok so I now have a code 83 kw no signal. I beleave this is the crank sensor! How is the engine running if it has no signal from the crank?
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:42 AM   #7
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Hmm thats a little beyond me sorry.. im sure a helpful fanatic will be along soon

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