Originally Posted by ansonowicz
No, I didn't actually test in while in the car. I took the solenoid assembly out and applied it to a 12V power source just to see if the solenoid actuated. Sure it enough, it opened & closed, so the solenoid itself isn't bad. Now it's a matter of getting the right about of oil into the cam gear chamber OR the cam gear itself is stuck OR the above mentioned gasket thickness. I'm all ears.
i would say to swap the solenoids from one side to the other and see if the problems moves to the other head...we had a car that did the same thing and turn out to be a bad solenoid.