P0015

Tiny
JACKTT
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  • 2007 BMW 328
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,286 MILES
B camshaft position timing over retarded bank one. Explanation camshaft actuator failure? Probable cause mechanical timing condition?
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Saturday, March 4th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Usually is a fault with the vanos system. It could be oil pressure leakage due to bad seals or a fault with the sensor. Low oil level/pressure can cause this fault too.
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Sunday, March 5th, 2017 AT 8:24 AM
Tiny
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What sensor would be most practical?

Also one of the symptoms. I have is when I go to brake it drops rpm in second to 0 while I brake.

Also it says mechanical can that be related with electronics or your saying that electronics can cause mechanical. Timing issues.
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Sunday, March 5th, 2017 AT 1:51 PM
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SATURNTECH9
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What is the exact code number not code description?Also it could be the timing could have jumped forward and now be off and set that code.
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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 6:45 AM
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KHLOW2008
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Vanos is the valve timing solenoid at front of camshaft, on cylinder head.
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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
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Exact code is P0015
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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 7:30 AM
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KEN
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Is the engine making noise when it runs? It could be the actuator or the valve which had a problem plugging up if the oil was not changed, they have a small screen. I don't think it is the position sensor becasue you don't have the codes for that. I would try the valve first and then go from there. Clear the codes once finished.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 AT 12:14 PM
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No noise sir. And also I orded that valve so I will try that first. Also wanted to thank all of you.
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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 6:38 AM
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KEN
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Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
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Update, replaced both intake, and exhaust, solenoid vanos valves. Problem solved.
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 11:56 PM
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KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Best, Ken
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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 AT 9:48 AM

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