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  • 12-31-2005, 11:32 AM
    Gobosh

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    My service rep told me it was the same as getting a whole new VANOS. All I can tell you is the car runs like it did when it was new.
  • 12-31-2005, 01:24 AM
    Michael

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    Do you know what it was or does? Is it just a simple check valve?
  • 12-30-2005, 11:07 PM
    Gobosh

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    The fix was called a new engine VANOS repair kit part 11-36-7-832-855 labor $945 parts $749.25

  • 12-26-2005, 05:50 PM
    mfling

    Wasn't it a check valve?

    To prevent "leak-down" when the engine was shut down?

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  • 12-22-2005, 11:42 PM
    Michael

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    Sure would appreciate the details. Thanks
  • 12-22-2005, 07:46 PM
    Gobosh

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    I don't know what parts they replaced. I'm not at home so I can't look at the invoice. I recall it was billed as a VANOS upgrade...my service tech told me that the "upgrade" basically replaced it with new. It's never run stronger.

  • 12-21-2005, 12:06 AM
    Michael

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    Which part of the VANOS was replaced? That sounds awfully cheap for the whole system.
  • 12-20-2005, 03:47 PM
    harvey2

    Re: How common are Vanos probs on 2001?

    I had the service bulletin done that solves the cold-start clicking sound, but otherwise no problems on my early 2001 (now at 12000 miles).

    harvey2
  • 12-19-2005, 02:57 PM
    Gobosh

    Re: M-5 Vanos replaced

    My 2001 Z-8 with 22,000 miles has had no issues. However, my 00 M-5(same motor as Z-8) needed the VANOS replaced at 50,000. It cost $1500 and now runs as strong as ever.
  • 12-19-2005, 11:59 AM
    clauswagner

    Re: I have a 2000 with 30k miles and no problem

  • 12-18-2005, 01:46 PM
    gkb 88M6

    I know yours was warranty, but how much otherwise?

  • 12-18-2005, 01:31 PM
    Z Man

    Re: How common are Vanos probs on 2001?

    Mine was replaced at about 3000 miles- no trouble since then.
  • 12-17-2005, 06:21 PM
    gkb 88M6

    How common are Vanos probs on 2001?

    Want a companion for my M6. You folks previously mentioned that
    build date after June, 2001 minimized Vanos probs, but how common were the problems before that? Would they have been sorted out in car with
    10-20K miles? I gather the fix runs in the $3K range - am I correct?

    Many thanks as always. Your board is as helpful and civilized as the e24 folks.

    gkb

    88 M6
    87 635
    91 iX

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