how far can I drive my car 2009 328I with a bad vanos solenoid, no check engine light.


Asked by Oct 20, 2015 at 12:53 PM about the 2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

diagnostic code states vanos solenoid need replacing, just got it replaced in
Florida in May, now in Washington DC area and need to drive it back for
repair. Paid $1475.00 for the repair.

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Just had the same diagnostic on a mini cooper, friend of mine is a BMW tech, he told me to have the oil changed (synthetic of course) and drive the car hard. I did this and the check engine light went away and the car drives great now.

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