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  1. Replacing Exhaust Vanos Solenoid

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, I want to replace my Exhaust Vanos Solenoid which is as far as I know this OEM part: 11361432532 realOEM: No 2 in the list: Is that correct? The OEM part seems to be this...
  2. 2002 325i no start - possibly a bad starter

    General E46 Forum
    So this problem started a few weeks ago. When I turn the key, I hear one click and nothing else. I brought my 2 year old battery into Batteries Plus to get it tested and they said it was working like new. This lead me to believe that I have a bad starter. I understand that generally a bad...
  3. VANOS Actuator Jammed

    General E46 Forum
    What's wrong: This morning, the CEL made it's first appearance on my dash today after being in my possession now for 4 years. Took it directly to AutoZone to have the codes read and they are as follows: -P1523 M52: "B" Camshaft Position Actuator Tight or Jammed- -P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor...
  4. The Vanos Solenoid Pistons - Clean? Replace?

    General E46 Forum
    Got my vanos rebuild kit and will be doing it soon. I thought about the solenoid pistons after seeing Mango's thread here, which is about the timing chain tensioner spring compressing over time. Here is the vanos solenoid piston, which also has a spring: #4 in the diagram I wonder if these...
  5. E46 M3 SMG Troubleshooting

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello, I have done a lot of reading on all the BMW forums, and my 2004 E46 SMG M3 has dreaded SMG problems. The car won't go into gear sometimes, sometimes it will get stuck in a gear, recently it seems it has been going into neutral when it says it's in gear, and once it wouldn't even start...
  6. E46 M3 SMG Trouble Shooting

    ///M3 Forum
    First post here, however I have done lots of reading. I have a 2004 BMW M3 (E46) with the SMG transmission, and I love the SMG transmission. The dreaded cog came up and I brought it to my mechanic and this is the code I received: P0750 Shift Solenoid A Malfunction (Image) Sometimes it will...
  7. activation solenoid valve suction-jet pump CEL

    General E46 Forum
    Hi fellas I recently got a shadow code on my 2000 3.28ci . The code is called "activation valve suction-jet pump" . I can't clear the code with the scanner nor by disconnecting the battery. Whatever I tried to clear the code the check engine light never disappeared for a sec. I also cleaned up...
  8. Bad Starter? Grinding and free spin

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, my 2003 XI has been having trouble starting for the past month. When it turns over 2 or 3 times, the 4th or 5th turn over will kind of choke and make a sound like a bad gear shift (It's an auto). Today, it did it's usual rough start but I aborted right as it was about to take off, and...
  9. Misfire/Activation Ignition Help!!

    General E46 Forum
    2000 328ci manual Here is what I got. DTC, dex[dec] EF [239] Misfire, cylinder 2 01 [001] Activation, ignition, cylinder 2 02 [002] Activation, ignition, cylinder 4 A8 [168] Thermostat, map cooling, mechanical, stuck open Shadow: Same codes along with 7F [127] Activation, solenoid valve...
  10. For Sale: UK NSF Coupe Locking actuator

    Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    In used working condition, bought in error, I need the previous non-cable external handle type. To confirm I have a left hand side Locking actuator suitable for the Cable type external handle couple models. In Newcastle, UK. £40 + postage open to offers! Cheers.
  11. DIY: Replacing TCC Solenoid on GM 5L40E (A5S 360R/ A5S 390R) - Fix GM No Reverse!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Symptom: On cars equipped with GM 5L40E transmissions only (A5S 360R/ A5S 390R): Loss of power/no movement in reverse (RWD), Loss of power/no movement in forward and reverse (AWD). Often happens only when the engine is cold. As far as I know, this problem does not generate any codes, or any...
  12. ASC+ABS+Brake warning lights AND other "Activation, Solenoid, Fuel" errors! HELP!!

    General E46 Forum
    ASC+ABS+Brake warning lights AND other "Activation, Solenoid, Fuel" errors! HELP!! Hello from Brazil! Before explaining all these thinks below I have already searched on this forum for my problem and could not found a solution or same problematic as I’m experiencing and I think it should...
  13. FS: 330ci Vanos + Solenoids

    Engine & Performance
    Hey all, I have for sale a 330ci dual VANOS unit including the solenoids with about 36k miles on them give or take 4k miles. The VANOS was in perfect working order when removed from the car. It has been cleaned and all holes have been plugged. 330ci Vanos + Solenoids P/N: 11361440142 Real Oem...
  14. Useful info to help diagnose E46 M3 VANOS solenoid valve problems

    ///M3 Forum
    Hi, I was trying to diagnose my own solenoid valve problems (see thread here) and I was in contact with Beisan Systems which make replacement VANOS seal kits (but NOT for the E46 M3 S54 engine as it has the right type of VANOS seals). They provided the following very helpful guide on diagnosing...