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VANOS Solenoid Connection

Hi, Need some help please on VANOS Solenoid connection on a BMW 325i, e90, N52.

I was cleaning up a oil spill and disconnected the plug connections to the VANOS solenoid valve without noticing which plug was for the intake and which for the exhaust.

A really basic, stupid mistake however unfortunately both the plugs are identical.

Can you please advise which connection the fuel injectors connect to?
I believe the top is the intake and the bottom is the exhaust.
If possible a photograph would help for now and for future use.

Thanking you in advance.


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on my 328i the bottom is the exhaust and you want the plug coming down from the oil filter housing harness the intake connector comes from the passenger side power box harness.
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Clean the sealing surfaces of the solenoid as well as the block where the solenoid goes into. Don't use cotton, use a strong paper towel and a full pick inside the towel to get the hard to reach spots. Check that there are gaskets on the solenoids. Iirc there are two, a round rubber one and a plastic square one. Shake the solenoids, you should hear the rattling of the valve inside the unit. Then tighten those back in to 9 NM of torque. If you still have issues, read the codes and come back to us.

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