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      08-22-2014, 11:01 AM   #35
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2007 335i Coupe  [5.00]
Originally Posted by Welterweight View Post
What is that code? I still want to do the Walnut Blasting as its just a smart move at 65k right?
Walnut blasting is definitely good. I've heard the best intervals are around 35-40k. It's definitely considered maintenance on these cars because of the direct injection, since fuel doesn't help clean the valves. I've heard the BMS OCC will help with some blowby / carbon, but not all.

2A87 Outlet-Vanos variable cam control test + 3100 boost-pressure control, deactivation

Basically, the VANOS sensors get clogged or dirty, if not fail, and need to be cleaned/replaced. Happens under WOT and it won't allow the turbos to spool until you restart the car.

Been happening more frequently at 77k. It's a quick fix but I haven't had the time yet. I've purchased new bolts and O-rings just in case I can get away with cleaning them.

Here's the DIY: