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    Hello people,

    I bought my first BMW few months ago, was very excited as i wanted a BMW for many years.
    Anyway few months later the car is riddled with faults - GUTTED.

    My car is a 2006 318i M Sport, kinda high on miles - 120K.

    The car goes into limp mode and is a nightmare to get out. The fault codes it reports is 2A67 and 2A6B.

    The local BMW Specialist has changed the eccentric cam sensor and replaced one of the vanos soleniod valve and the problem still remains.

    Car sounds like a diesel when it goes into limp mode...rattle, rattle, rattle.

    The mechanic think its needs an ECU firmware upgrade but i question that as the car has done 120K miles and NOW it needs a firmware upgrade?

    Has anybody experienced the above with their own car? if so what was the fix PLEASE?

    The error codes relate to the valvetronic motor, i think.

    I am gutted, the drove ever so beutifully and now it gets me depressed when i tick it over!

    Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfan View Post
    The error codes relate to the valvetronic motor, i think.
    if it is the valvetroinc motor the dealer on here will give 10% off
    but on this site BMW Forums.info • BMW Forums UK the dealer gives 15% off
     
     

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    Thanks Payno but i guess i need to understand what the fault is at first. The garages local to me are good for mechanical diagosntics but they aint got a clue when it comes to electrical issues!
    i got a quote from the local bmw garage for the same part and they say it is £214!!!!!! for a poncy little motor....

    its going to be a massive waste of cash if i replace the part and the fault still remains.

    Has anybody had the same issue as me and what was the fix please?
     
     

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    I just had the same thing. It is valvetronic motor for sure. I had exactly the same symptoms as you and the same codes.
     
     

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    I just had the same thing. It is valvetronic motor for sure. I had exactly the same symptoms as you and the same codes.
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...96&hg=11&fg=15

    Item 9.
     
     

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    Now replaced and no more limp mode. Just the other n42/n46 engine problems!
     
     

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    Ahh brilliant Jamie, i was looking for a clone of my fault and the fix. Cheers Pal.

    I notice that the VVT motor part number has changed but i guess the actual part still remains the same?

    The reason why i ask is because i have seen some on ebay going much cheaper for about £80 part the number relates to the older part number.

    As long as the VVT motor remains the same i guess it doesnt matter about the part number?

    I plan to buy that part from ebay this week and hand the car over to garage to replace it.

    I really hope it fix my fault - the car is a joy to drive when it behaves.
     
     

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    The exact same thing I was finding. It is an expensive part. In the end my independent garage did the work and I chose a part from bmw which bumped the price up but the work is guaranteed for a year. I think these motors might need coding in with diagnostic software tho. I don't think it's plug and play. May be wrong about that tho as I'm just going from my experience and I didn't do the job. I was wary about buying a used part as I didn't want it happening again. The limp mode is a major pain as I'm sure you'll know.
     
     

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    yeh av read the motor will need recoding\adjusting but you can do that by switching ignition on and off for a few minutes without ticking the engine over...i.e press the start button without dipping the clutch.
    Out of curiosty did you also change the eccentric cam sensor and vanos soleniod? or was you lucky enough to replace the single part first time round?
     
     

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    I just had the motor itself replaced. The eccentric shaft sensor was giving a code on mine but when he engine was apart my mechanic noticed it wasn't even plugged in! I do still have some problems with mine. Which I think I've traced back to the ccv unit. I have rough idle and sluggishness. I do wish I'd never bought this valvetronic engine!
     
     

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