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      02-20-2020, 02:41 PM   #1
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Drivetrain Malfunction Cont Driving possible.

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it was pretty cold this morning, I had the car climatize from the app when i sat in and started driving away. i got an error saying drivetrain malfunction cont driving possible power has been reduced. I ran the code with the bimmerlink and the fault code is
131501
VANOS, inlet, cold start: not adjustable. ---> Has anybody experienced this issue before?

I did have a FI Valvetronic full exhaust installed 2 days ago. Would that have caused this problem? Or is this something completely different.

Thanks!

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      02-21-2020, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hi,
it was pretty cold this morning, I had the car climatize from the app when i sat in and started driving away. i got an error saying drivetrain malfunction cont driving possible power has been reduced. I ran the code with the bimmerlink and the fault code is
131501
VANOS, inlet, cold start: not adjustable. ---> Has anybody experienced this issue before?

I did have a FI Valvetronic full exhaust installed 2 days ago. Would that have caused this problem? Or is this something completely different.

Thanks!
Sounds like more than a coincidence, which is a shame as that exhaust sounds great!
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      02-23-2020, 07:11 PM   #3
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Hi,
it was pretty cold this morning, I had the car climatize from the app when i sat in and started driving away. i got an error saying drivetrain malfunction cont driving possible power has been reduced. I ran the code with the bimmerlink and the fault code is
131501
VANOS, inlet, cold start: not adjustable. ---> Has anybody experienced this issue before?

I did have a FI Valvetronic full exhaust installed 2 days ago. Would that have caused this problem? Or is this something completely different.

Thanks!
Sorry to hear, whatís the status on this and what year and mileage is yours? Good luck to getting it fixed.
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      02-23-2020, 11:00 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear, whatís the status on this and what year and mileage is yours? Good luck to getting it fixed.
2014 with 12k miles. I usually park it in the garage but left it outside. I cleared the code with the bimmerlink app and itís all fine as of now. Mechanic said it could be from the cold will get my vanos cleaned or replaced soon.
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