Yet another issue that was discovered on the car was that there were signs of oil leaking from the bottom of the vanos solenoid cover. This is a clear indicator that the solenoid seals are beyond their useful life.
Tastes Like Petrol
Okay, it’s been a while since my last post, but the car has still been progressing. I left off with the exhaust on the ground waiting for exhaust gaskets, and needing to replace the valve cover gasket. The parts arrived, so I got on with it.
Parts are arriving almost constantly, so it was time to start cracking on fixing my BMW.
Yet another issue I wasn’t aware of until I had taken ownership of the car and driven away, was that the Airbag warning light was staying on too long, indicating an issue.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like using gross worn out steering wheels, and the wheel on the M328i was beyond terrible. Unfortunately the replacement didn’t go as planned.
I’m still waiting on parts, which sucks, because I just want to go out and drive, but in the meantime I fixed a couple of small things.
This was a job I had been putting off for a while, but given I have a four or more hour drive ahead of me tomorrow, It was time to finally replace the spark plugs.
I can’t make this stuff up, I really can’t. I found out why the Vanos isn’t working, and it’s not what I was thinking…