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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for BMW 1802

BMW 1802 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $347 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1971 BMW 1802L4-1.8LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$588.19Shop/Dealer Price$737.64 - $1119.84
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Duane

25 years of experience
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Duane
25 years of experience
BMW X5 L6-3.0L Turbo - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - La Mesa, California
Duane showed up on time, he was at my apartment an hour before the scheduled appointment actually. He asked about the problem I explained briefly whats causing the issue gave him the replacment parts that I bought and asked him to apply lubricant to the gaskets which came with the parts. An hour later and he finished the job and checked for any leakage then left. All in all he is a punctual person, has a good work ethic and a professional you can count on.

Bryant

12 years of experience
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Bryant
12 years of experience
BMW 740Li L6-3.0L Turbo - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Fishers, Indiana
It was an absolute pleasure working with him. He was super thorough and took the time to make sure everything was correct. I own a BMW and feel like I'm finding something wrong all the time. I will be using Bryant again and highly recommend him to others. This is a great service for those working from home that don't want the hassle of taking your car to the mechanic. Thanks

Daniel

11 years of experience
215 reviews
Daniel
11 years of experience
BMW 325xi L6-3.0L - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Franklin Park, Illinois
Daniel is a very knowledgeable mechanic. He knows a lot about BMW and gave great recommendations as to my next service. He is very clean with his work and actually showed me evidence that my power steering fluid was basically black. Due to the issue of my vehicle needing a variable timing solenoid, my rpms were racing. After the repair, I was standing next to the car and did not realize it was even on! That is how guiet it sounded. I plan to personally request Daniel every time my vehicle needs to be serviced.

Rodney

36 years of experience
509 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
BMW 535i L6-3.0L Turbo - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Rancho Cordova, California
Nice guy, good mechanic and always prompt.

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