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Old 03-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #9
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2017 Focus RS
SoCal F4 #21


Originally Posted by wrxsubiemod View Post
Did you test the solenoid on the car? And if so what were the readings? Also it will need oil pressure to operate correctly. but I'm wondering if u do this test while car is running that it might cause Piston to valve contact if done incorrectly?

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.
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