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Old 05-08-2015, 05:59 PM
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:20 PM
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:21 PM
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Alright, so I got the VANOS problem beat!

Turns out it was electrical. When I disconnected the solenoid I got a code for the tank evap valve, which is right next to the VANOS solenoid. Curious, I investigated and followed the wires into the wiring plenum on top the bank 1, where I found the wires for the two solenoids were smashed between the plastic housing and its lid, where they had rubbed over time enough to short together. I wouldn't have noticed before, because I bought this car with a blown engine so had never seen it running.

I suppose the ecu was talking to the tank solenoid and incidentally activating/deactivating the vanos solenoid, and vice versa. I fixed the wire issue and the light went off and has stayed off. The car runs great now.

I went and had the state inspection passed yesterday, and registered it this morning. Hooray!
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:39 PM
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great diagnosis and problem solving!
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:05 PM
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Had another great work session today on the X5, got lots done:

-Installed new secondary air pump. No more jet takeoff sound!
-Installed new/used aux fan. Better A/C performance and no more fan code 141.
-Installed new coolant hose (had a questionable seal) and coolant flush.
-Polished headlights (Depot headlights aren't in the budget right now)
-Oil change to Rotella T6 5w40.

I really love this truck now, so smooth and quiet to drive.

Still to do:
-Rear leveling sensor has a code, need to investigate
-Install new windshield washer pumps, none work.
-Fix driver door key lock, it just spins- key doesn't engage lock mechanism.
-Want to install new door weatherstrip
-Dynavin Nav install
-New steering wheel
-Steering column tilt electronics not working.
-Trans service, maybe











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Old 05-19-2015, 10:13 PM
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:43 PM
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Beautifully polished headlights!
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Estoril Blue
Black Nappa leather
rear air bags
OEM nav
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OEM cargo liner
Black housing SPYDER headlights - Evo-XR projectors

2017 GMC Sierra, 7K miles...
2017 GMC Sierra, 60K miles...
2015 GMC Sierra 280K miles...
2011 GMC Sierra, 500K miles...

Previous wheels:

--First love~
1969 Chevy C10, 396BB bored, 3 on the tree, Black ~SOLD~

--2011 Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD CCSB, Black, 250K miles ~SOLD~
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:27 PM
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Wow those headlights look good. What did you use to do that? I think I might go that route for now since I am amassing quite a list of parts for my MT to get a bunch of preventative things done.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:26 AM
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Just 1100 grit wet sand and Menzerna FG400 compound on a rotary buffer, seen in pics. You can use any compound and follow up polish to get same results. The key is to remove enough with the sandpaper. If you don't remove all of the clear coat from the plastic then it'll yellow again or stay yellow. Just need to follow up with a UV resistant coating like wax or sealant...Or a new clear-coat.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:26 AM
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Menzerna FG400, the best compound known to man

Dean, I'm a huge fan of your Flex and Menz compounds, but an even bigger fan that you are using my favorite motor oil, Rotella T6

Since you are a good dude in case you didn't know, you can replace the spinning door lock with this:

RegulatorFix.com
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