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What is the remedy? Anyone else with same problem? (archive)

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Posted by JacobF on December 07, 1999 at 21:44:50:

In Reply to: Engine Noise Resolved posted by SteveF on December 07, 1999 at 20:57:58:

: Posted a number of messages here about a tapping/knocking noise near the front of my 540 engine, audible at idle and only after 10-15 minutes of driving. Brought car to JMK in Springfield, NJ, where the problem was diagnosed as a VANOS failure on the left-side of the engine. This was not an easy diagnosis-- intermittent noises never are, and I could easily have been blown off. My hat's off to Tony, Jack, and Andy for their help. I post this message as well to alert others,as it seems BMW is aware of other similar cases.

: Steve





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