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Old 01-19-2016, 02:56 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by gooflophaze View Post
I've seen something like this before where the intake cam pulley was installed improperly, the alignment dowel smushed into the cam and the cam pulley was "off" despite everything looking alright with regard to alignment marks. Similar MS failure to sync as well, though I don't think I have those logs anymore.
PROBLEM SOLVED! I think. The VVT actuator and cam gear seemed to be installed improperly. The alignment dowel was in the wrong hole, forcing the cam to be too advanced. I am reassembling now and will let you all know if it starts.

Damn that shop that reassembled the head.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:49 PM   #22
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I hope that solves it - on my friends, it had ended up machining itself causing him to buy a new pulley assembly.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:11 PM   #23
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Car finally runs. Thanks for the help everyone. No problems with the VVT as of yet. Hopefully no damage was done.
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