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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for BMW 228i

BMW 228i Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $555 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2015 BMW 228iL4-2.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$1005.59Shop/Dealer Price$1259.39 - $1954.64
2016 BMW 228iL4-2.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$993.59Shop/Dealer Price$1244.07 - $1936.83
2014 BMW 228iL4-2.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$993.59Shop/Dealer Price$1244.06 - $1936.82
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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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I have a 2003 VW Passat W8 wagon. I was driving, I zoomed up to 60 quite nicely after just finishing a repair to my VVT actuators. It idled great again, so I was happy. Just as I thanked my stars etc, the engine cut to idle with my foot on the gas. I limped along with intermittent engine throttle. I decided to try turning the engine off and restating it. It worked and I drive, carefully, around to several errands that day. It got worse and was a real puzzle. I replaced the throttle body. No difference at all. My OBDII showed that the VVT Actuator failure codes WERE GONE, YAY. But it showed a 2101 throttle body actuator motor malfunction and of course with the engine cutting out like that, it recorded timing advanced on the exhaust actuators on both sides of the V8. Errors, not actuator failures. I think it looks like I have an intermittant connection to my Throttle body. How can I, by myself, fix this? If I take it anywhere, the MO if shoos is to find faulty part, replace part with OEM part and done. That's not going to work on a 17 year old car. I drove it all day yesterday and the throttle cut but I pulled my foot of the gas so fast it did not even turn on the engine light. When I was almost home, I floored it and made it fail with the 2101 Throttle body Actuator motor failure. But it's brand new. It's a wiring problem. What can I do?I have had the seat module fail. I just pulled the plugs and out them back on, with some anticorrosion spray and it's worked for 10 more years. I COULD be a corroded connection.

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