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Old 08-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #21
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I guess i should say o ring still leaks, but don't know why.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:10 AM   #22
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did he replace the selenoid?

it was my selenoid that was leaking
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:20 PM   #23
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you don't have to remove the valve cover. the vct comes out with removing a screw and pulling it out.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:38 PM   #24
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what oring can i use for the vct? i used ones of those they sell in packs at the parts store and have had to replace it now 3 time. any advise on the o-ring. im gonna do the valve cover gasket next weekend so i want to make sure the vct o-ring is not leaking also. thanks
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:00 PM   #25
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Sorry, I meant to say 5-7 ft./lbs... I'm pretty sure you have to order the o-ring from Ford, or check with B16SIR1991 (Mike) from the boards, he'll set you up.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:39 AM   #26
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I just did this on our zx3 with the zetec and it was much easier than this write up suggests. I know there are a few differences between that car and the svt but it was very simple.
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:20 AM   #27
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the biggest challenge is breaking the valve cover seal...not alot to it...
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:59 AM   #28
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Hey, gimme a break, it was my first time replacing a VCG...it was an 'experience' for me.
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Just wanted to add to this sticky a bit of info that might help some of you.

The leak that happens at the VCT solenoid usually isn't a problem with the o-ring; it's the way the solenoid is seated. Because there is only one offset screw holding it on, it is easy to think it is fully mounted when it is actually slightly askew, leaving room for oil to leak out. Make sure the solenoid is flush around the diaphragm housing, and then tighten the screw. Make sure the solenoid remains flush after the screw is tightened, too... overtorqueing may cause the solenoid to pop up at the opposite side.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:52 AM   #30
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JohnMichael,

where can i find the solenoid and the gasket at? no where around here has it and i would love to find them for $50 like you did... can you please help

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