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Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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My check engine light won't go out

Hey guys I really need your help anybody. My engine light just won't go away. They initially diagnosed the vehicle n told me it was a failed VANOS so I went a head n replaced all the O-Rings which usually cause the failure but the light never went out. Does anybody know if I need to do the solenoids or what to do next? I am completely desperate to have the thing back on the road. It's a 2000 323i
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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What are the codes? Autozone will read the generic codes for free.
The VANOS seals usually do not cause a code.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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gotta find out what the actual codes are as Shanneba said. did you just assume the light was for vanos and didn't bother reading it?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Yeah I took it to the dealership n they diagnosed it n told me that. I have a very good friend who wrks there n wrks in my car whenever I take it there n is the one who suggested doing the seals first
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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They had suggest replacing the who vanos but it's a whooping $2000 bill n I definitely can't afford that
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
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IF your VANOS is the issue, you can get a remanufactured one from Dr. Vanos for 250. Don't trust the stealership however.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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Or what if I just replace the solenoids instead coz I had opened it a couple months ago n it's pretty much a shell wit a couple seals n sensors. What do u think coz I already started remanufacturing this already. I replaced the O-rings wit the beisons urethane ones
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First, I would recommend you read the codes and tell us. Preferably use a BMW scanner. As mentioned before, VANOS does not usually throw a check engine. I do not know about the intricacies of the VANOS with respect to the solenoids and such, so someone more knowledgeable (Mango, Rajaie, Jfoj) may choose to chime in.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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Ok I'll do that then let u know the codes. Thanks for your time bro.
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