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Old 07-29-2019, 03:14 PM
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vanos solenoids_Brand to purchase

I'm looking to freshen up a few parts and have being doing so slowly but surely and now I feel its time to do this with the Vanos solenoids.. However, going BMW is just not the approach I'd want to go with due to, well, the mark up. Although ECS has a pretty good deal on them at the moment..

What brand are ppl going with when replacing these? I've seen BMW, Gates, Holstein and Vaico..

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Old 07-29-2019, 09:06 PM
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I like to browse fcpeuro and see what they suggest for OE or OEM.


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I agree.. and they only sell OE (BMW) parts...

Does anyone know who the manufacturer of the solenoids are?
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:42 AM
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Possibly VAICO. It's the only brand I bumped into and they are 75% the price of genuine. That being said for about 80% off I would be wilking to test the knock off on Amazon since I can make a before and after plot of their responsiveness with my foxwell.

The system is not as finicky as the cam sensor which I would only use OEM. The other cost effective solution is used. A pair for $60 eBay also worth a gamble especially if you can know the mileage on the part.


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I never use anything other than OE or OEM parts. The exception is if there is an aftermarket part that is known to have better performance or has corrected a 'questionable' design of the OE/OEM part.
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