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Old 02-11-2016, 12:30 PM
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Exclamation Please help! 2A84 Inlet Vanos 2 and other codes

Hello members of the Xoutpost!, I have always been a BMW enthusiast, my current car collection includes a 850i, E46 M3, 320i, S52 M coupe and most recently this E53 X5

I bought the car from the auction and although it is in pretty good condition, there were a couple of power train related issues.

For the most part I fixed the stupid plastic transfer case gear, changed all 4 pads and got rid of all the lights except the Check engine light.

When diagnosed with DIS, this are the codes I was getting:

2A84: Inlet Vanos 2
29EE: fuel mixture adaptation
29F0: fuel mixture adaptation
29F4: catalytic converter Error
2C24: Oxygen sensors before catalytic converter mixed up

I was wondering if the 2A84 will cause the rest of the codes except for the mixed up sensors lol?

2A84 is my mayor concern, as the car has a rough idle, and sometimes lack of power, It`s specially worse in the morning and it gets better as it warms up.

Things I`ve done to troubleshoot the problem

*Swapped Solenoids from Bank 1 to Bank 2 and vice versa
*Checked the resistance from the Camshaft position sensor
The CPS with the long tail (Bank 2) reads: 1.315 Ohms
The CPS without the tail (Bank 1) reads: 1.559 Ohms
*Performed Ram Back up procedure (This fixed the problem for a bit and then it gets worse as the time goes by)

On the DIS, I can see all the VANOS Values constantly updating except for the:
VANOS adaptation Inlet Cyl 1-4
VANOS adaptation Inlet Cyl 5-8
They are both stucked at 127

Could this be a Camshaft position sensor problem?, what other things Should I try?

Thank you in advance!

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Old 02-13-2016, 04:36 PM
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