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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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SVT timing issue...yes I know

Ok guys here's the deal. One of the techs at my shop doesn't understand the concept of VCT and had originally put this car back together after the timing belt snapped. I begged him to not send the cams out with the head in fear that they would take the cam gears off. They did. When I got to the shop it was running terrible, and I discovered it was only running on 3 cylinders(spark plug boot wasn't on correctly). After that it seemed to run ok but the kid came back multiple times complaining about it having a loss of power, chugging, and p1381 came on. I had it out with the tech, and re-timed it myself. All of his power issues went away, but it came back with the same over advanced code. We warrantied his VCT solenoid, it's been 10 days, the car has been driven everyday, under every condition (slow fast city highway) and it just threw the code again this morning. I'm stumped at this point


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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maybe its the actual gear itself? Check out some threads over on fj about retiming with the vct gear.
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Sounds interesting, I just did a vct timing myself, first time through on this kind of setup. I used the old damaged timing belt and vice grips to lock the two cams together, then worked the intake cam back and forth until I could feel it hit that stop and bind up against the exhaust cam. After putting it back together and wheeling it over I did find the intake cam advanced by just a fraction. Another thing I did find was a rust ring around the timing hole that may have held the pin out a bit, scraped that off and after the second attempt, it would stay in time and it was repeatable. Finding that 'Dead stop' is a bit of work. Is it possible that in transit it got some debris in the VCT system and its jamming up?
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Is the vct gear supose to have oil in it...?
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