Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

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Jones67
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Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Jones67 » Thu 12 Jun, 2014 17:56

Hi all I have been told today that the above parts need replacing on my 3.0 Z3 :cry: has anyone replaced these sensors?
I have been told that after replacing the thermostat the system needs to be bleed how do you do this?

Also would BMW replacement parts be recommended or far cheaper pattern parts?

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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Del » Thu 12 Jun, 2014 21:14

On the topic of sensors, I have tried non-OE sensors in several makes of car and nearly always had problems to some degree. I would therefore, always recommend the high quality OE ones when it comes to sensors.

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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by aceman » Thu 12 Jun, 2014 21:48

Here is a guide I wrote many moons ago for the M52TU engine but essentially the same as the M54. Don't even contemplate pattern cam sensors or you will regret it later. :wink:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=22183
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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Jones67 » Fri 13 Jun, 2014 07:11

Thanks that a good guide for me I'm fairly confident i can replace the cam shaft sensor not sure about the map thermostat though :?
aceman wrote:Here is a guide I wrote many moons ago for the M52TU engine but essentially the same as the M54. Don't even contemplate pattern cam sensors or you will regret it later. :wink:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=22183

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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by billz » Fri 13 Jun, 2014 15:43

Also check whether it is Position 1 or position 2 sensor. There is one on the Inlet and 1 on the Exhaust. I have just had mine replaced by a BMW approved indie for £144 fitted including full diagnostic of the car including Vanos
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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Mike Fishwick » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 16:00

Why are you referring to a MAP thermostat? Try as I may I cannot fit any sensible description to that acronym . . .
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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Mike Fishwick » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 16:00

Why are you referring to a MAP thermostat? Try as I may I cannot fit any sensible description to that acronym . . .
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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 16:06

Mike Fishwick wrote:Why are you referring to a MAP thermostat? Try as I may I cannot fit any sensible description to that acronym . . .
http://www.behrthermottronik.de/index.p ... 35&clang=1

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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by aceman » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 21:15

The thermostat is just as easy to replace if not easier tbh.
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Re: Camshaft position sensor and Map thermostat replacement

Post by Mike Fishwick » Tue 17 Jun, 2014 12:31

Now I know . . . . I guess there just HAD to be a set of intials attached to even a thermoststat!
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