N55 rattle diagnosis

Loadsmasher

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On today's episode of "what's that rattle?"
Stock N55, 55k miles. Warm or cold. Most noticable around 2400 rpm, but can be heard at higher rpm. Wastegate? Any help would be appreciated!


Update: the car went into limp mode and is giving me code P13C0. Based on what I've read, it seems like it's likely VANOS related.
 
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Another update: I'm now also getting code P052B, which seems to be related to a cam or cam sensor.
 

Bmwfixerguy1

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I'm sorry I dosnt see your faults you had at the bottom.. Almost positive the vanos bolts backed out of the vanos units..
Its a recall so it should get done for free
 
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doublespaces

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I'm sorry I dosnt see your faults you had at the bottom.. Almost positive the vanos bolts backed out of the vanos units..
Its a recall so it should get done for free

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Loadsmasher

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I'm sorry I dosnt see your faults you had at the bottom.. Almost positive the vanos bolts backed out of the vanos units..
Its a recall so it should get done for free
I looked at the info on the recall, and it looks like that may only cover 2010-12 model years. Mine is a 13. I have an appointment with the dealer on Wednesday, we'll see what they say.
 

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I looked at the info on the recall, and it looks like that may only cover 2010-12 model years. Mine is a 13. I have an appointment with the dealer on Wednesday, we'll see what they say.
Once again it's really really hard to tell over the video.. Let the dealer look it over