E60 S85 M5 VANOS solenoid bleeding and replacement 

After replacing the rod bearings on the V10, you have to bleed the VANOS solenoids. In my case, this resulted in the solenoids failing the test, so they had to be replaced.

The video covers bleeding the solenoids with ISTA and highlights how to replace them. It’s actually a pretty straightforward job. I was trying to get away with not draining the coolant system. I almost succeeded until a couple of little pesky Torx screws on the right side of the engine became a pain, and I didn’t want to strip them.

The M5 is getting closer to being complete… until something else fails! 😀

Video link 

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