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I have a check engine light on. They diagnosed it as Exhaust…

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Hello, i have a check engine light on. They diagnosed it as Exhaust Vanos Mechanism Fault 2A87

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It was on it and it went back off by itself. I took it to two different mechanics and they told me different ways to fix it

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

2009/328i

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nope, not trying to fix it myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

This morning, i took it to another mechanic and he told me the error code is POO15 now. However, the check engine light is no longer on.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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BMW Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Do you also have any engine performance issues or just the code is present?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The code is present. I was told two different codes at two different times. Now the light went off by itself.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The car drives the same.
BMW Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Both the codes 2A87 and p0015 are same codes, depending if you use generaic or vehicle specific sensor to read it. Since there is no performace issue, i wil recommend to check the engine oil/filter level and quality as VANOS works with engine oil pressure. If good, The problem could be a failing VANOS solenoid

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
How much would it cost to replace VANOS solenoid?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The dealer recommend Exhaust Vanos Camshaft Unit, which will cost $1400 or $2200 with exhaust bearing ledge
BMW Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

If it is just the VANOS solenoid, it should cost approx 250$. I doubt the vanos camshaft unit needs replaced as it is not gining any performance issue.

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