Genuine BMW Intake Camshaft Sensor - E46 M3, MZ3, Z4 M

Sensor for: Intake. A common failure - On the S54 engine in the E46 M3, M Roadster, and Z4M, there is one sensor for each cam. The sensor tells the computer the position of the cam on cylinder #1. The computer relies on the sensor's information to set injection timing and VAN0S control. When a sensor goes bad, the computer loses track of what position the cam is in. While the engine will continue to run (taking its measurements from the crank position sensor), the entire system is thrown off. The engine may stumble or run rough, but not misfire, and there will be a loss of performance.

Each cam sensor also doubles as a sensor for the VAN0S. So when the sensor goes bad, the VAN0S will revert to a safe mode and will not advance.

While the engine will still run with a faulty cam position sensor, it's not running in its finest tune. The DME will have fault codes related to the cam sensor or for the VAN0S. This is the Original BMW sensor with a new o-ring.

2001-2006 E46 M3, M3 CSL
2006-current E85 Z4 M Roadster, E86 Z4 M Coupe
2001-2002 MZ3 M Roadster, M Coupe (S54 engine only)

T#: 351 | Part#: 12147539171
Part#: 12-14-7-539-171
Part#: 12 14 7 539 171
18% off MSRP $191.38
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Genuine BMW Intake Camshaft Sensor - E46 M3, MZ3, Z4 M