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    Hi

    Been reading a few threads on here about the cam shaft solenoid filter issue on the 1.8 vvt engine. Mine makes an almost diesel like noise for less than a second on startup from cold and also has occasional hesitation when driving, So it sounds like a classic case.

    I have a few questions if anyone can help.

    1. Most threads mention that the job is easy. How many solenoids are there and are the accessed from under the black cover on top of the engine block? When removing this black cover has anyone had to replace a gasket?

    2. I've seen mentioned that the solenoid filters warp blocking the flow of the oil. Are people replacing them or simply removing the filter and throwing it away?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottW75 View Post

    1. Most threads mention that the job is easy. How many solenoids are there and are the accessed from under the black cover on top of the engine block? When removing this black cover has anyone had to replace a gasket?

    2. I've seen mentioned that the solenoid filters warp blocking the flow of the oil. Are people replacing them or simply removing the filter and throwing it away?
    Hi,

    1/ You don't have to remove the Cam Cover. (The black cover) The solenoid pulls out the front or the back (depending on what one you are replacing) of the block by the timing belt cover. There are 2 Solenoids, one for inlet (back) and one for exhaust (front). They just pull out once the bolt is undone. They are opposite each other.
    2/ They don't warp, the filters block up with old oil/sludge. You have 2 choices. You can either remove the filters (this is permanent, they cannot be put back), or try to unblock them. You could just buy new solenoid if this fails to fix the issue..

    HTH

    Matt
    Last edited by VVT-i-MATT; 25th June 2012 at 21:19.

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    Thanks i can see them next to the timing belt cover, but looking at the engine i can't see where the bolt that holds them in is. Does it become obvious once you disconnect the connector? It is very dark now, so maybe the bolts are obvious :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottW75 View Post
    Thanks i can see them next to the timing belt cover, but looking at the engine i can't see where the bolt that holds them in is. Does it become obvious once you disconnect the connector? It is very dark now, so maybe the bolts are obvious :-)
    Took the wife outside with a torch, if you pull the cable that runs down the side of the solenoid you can see the torx bolt underneath.

    Got confused because the metal part just after the connector looks like the engine block, but it must be part of the solenoid.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottW75 View Post
    Took the wife outside with a torch, if you pull the cable that runs down the side of the solenoid you can see the torx bolt underneath.

    Got confused because the metal part just after the connector looks like the engine block, but it must be part of the solenoid.

    Thanks again.
    Morning,

    Yes the bolts are obvious when you get all the cables out the way..
    It is very well hidden, but when find the bolts just undo them and pull on the unit straight out.

    Yeah they do look like the block but they are separate.

    Good luck.

    Matt

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    Theres Vx tech bulletin on this issue that recommends removing the small filters from the solenoids and no need to replace them.



    Vehicle Line / Condition
    Astra, Aveo, Cruze, Wave - Engine lack of power with DTCs P0011, P0014, P000A, P000B, P0012, P0015 or engine rattle noise
    Do This
    Remove the oil filters from the camshaft position actuator solenoid valves
    Don't Do This
    Don't replace the camshaft position actuator solenoid valves
    Reference Information / Bulletin Number
    10-06-04-016

    Remove the inlet solenoid, plug the hole to stop excess oil spillage.
    Remove the 2 orange filter bands and the black end cap filter from solenoid.
    Refit solenoid

    Last edited by C-Owner; 26th June 2012 at 10:59.

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    Finally got a break in the weather to do this and it turns out the filters are clean! I expected them to be gummed up with sludge but there was nothing at all.

    Is it possible the solenoid units are faulty rather than as i suspected clogged or is it possible the engine just needs a flush and oil change?

    Any other suggestions are welcome.

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    One of them might actually just be faulty...

    I read somewhere on here about testing with a 9V battery

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVT-i-MATT View Post
    One of them might actually just be faulty...

    I read somewhere on here about testing with a 9V battery

    Matt
    Is it usually the inlet one that has the most sludge on it and more likely to be the faulty one?

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