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Faulty valvetronic / eccentric shaft sensor
25-06-2010, 03:14 PM
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Faulty valvetronic / eccentric shaft sensor
Hi Guys,

Another newbie here.

I have a E46 318Ti with a faulty eccentric shaft position sensor (valvetronic sensor on the eccentric shaft) so the car does not rev over 4000rpms. I have 2 q's:

1) It this a common problem on the valvetronic cars?
2) How can I get it fixed cos the stealers are ridiculas with the price of the sensor?

Any advice welcome.

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01-07-2010, 04:40 PM
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RE: Faulty valvetronic / eccentric shaft sensor
sup, I have a similar problem. 2004 318i, The EML light comes on, when i did a diagnostic, it showed up as valvetronic fault.

E-car midrand wanted to charge me R16000 to replace the valvetronic motor and sensor. I phoned BMW both parts come to R8000 incl. vat. add roughly 3 hours to replace both parts at R300 / hour. you may be spending roughly R8500 to 9500 to get the valvetronic motor and sensor changed.

Im not sure whats up with your car, but if youre in durbs i Suggest you contact RM Autotech - Speak to Rupesh 0832892744. This guy specialises in BMW's. He is one of the best non dealer guys, whilst still at a reasonable price. In youre in Jozi, ive been told got to TuneTech, as they are the best in Jozi, and if in Capetown go to ZeeMax.

My opinion, take the car to any of these peoples, let them test the car. and let them do the job. These guys are masters.



(25-06-2010 03:14 PM)Nuf Coupe Wrote:  Hi Guys,

Another newbie here.

I have a E46 318Ti with a faulty eccentric shaft position sensor (valvetronic sensor on the eccentric shaft) so the car does not rev over 4000rpms. I have 2 q's:

1) It this a common problem on the valvetronic cars?
2) How can I get it fixed cos the stealers are ridiculas with the price of the sensor?

Any advice welcome.

Regards

2005 E90 330D Auto (Current)
2005 E90 320D Manual (Ex)
2003 E46 330D Steptronic (Ex)
2004 E46 325i SMG Exclusive (Ex)
2004 E46 318i ///M Sport Steptronic - RIP (Write off)
2000 HopelESS Corsa 160IS Sport - Sold

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05-07-2010, 12:32 PM
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RE: Faulty valvetronic / eccentric shaft sensor
Thanks for the reply.

I'm in Empangeni, and we have an excellent non dealer this side - BM Tech, but thanks for the other references.

I managed to locate a used sensor from Bruces's in CT for like R650, Excited hopefully that will sort out my woo's. We are unable to test/teach the valvetronic motor because of the faulty sensor, so we not 100% sure about the motor as well.....I hope thats not stuffed

Will keep you posted.

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05-07-2010, 01:06 PM
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(05-07-2010 12:32 PM)Nuf Coupe Wrote:  Thanks for the reply.

I'm in Empangeni, and we have an excellent non dealer this side - BM Tech, but thanks for the other references.

I managed to locate a used sensor from Bruces's in CT for like R650, Excited hopefully that will sort out my woo's. We are unable to test/teach the valvetronic motor because of the faulty sensor, so we not 100% sure about the motor as well.....I hope thats not stuffed

Will keep you posted.

Regards


I completely understand where youre coming from sourcing a second hand part. Ive been there also, but I must say that its not necessarily the best Idea to buy second hand electronic components. I dont know what a new sensor costs, but i would advise you to try and source a new one.

you wont know how long the second hand part is going to last and they dont usually come with a gaurantee. but if this part does have a gaurantee, then cool go ahead.

also, be careful that youre not being ripped off. make a few calls yourself and check what the components cost. I was nearly ripped off, dont allow this to happen to you.

2005 E90 330D Auto (Current)
2005 E90 320D Manual (Ex)
2003 E46 330D Steptronic (Ex)
2004 E46 325i SMG Exclusive (Ex)
2004 E46 318i ///M Sport Steptronic - RIP (Write off)
2000 HopelESS Corsa 160IS Sport - Sold

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