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Old 07-31-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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My new motor is almost done, but I evidently have a part missing from the 01 VVT valve cover that I bought. I do not have a pic yet, as I am at work. I will post one up when I get home.

I have a round hole, about the size of a quarter, on the top rear passenger side of my valve cover. Around it, is a machined triangle shaped area. What goes there? Does anyone have one for sale?

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Does your head have vvt? that would be where the solenoid goes.
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passenger side rear is the cam sensor, not the VVT anything.

If you're using some other form of engine management, you may not even need it, but you will need to plug the hole.
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did they change the cam sensor from the front of the pass. cam to the rear of the pass. cam when they added VVT? I would have thought it to the oil feed port for the VVT; but i've still got a lot to learn about the 01+ engines.
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Yep, it's for the cam sensor. They moved it to the back.
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Ah I read it wrong then, thought it said at the front.
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ok I'm home, I found the damaged valve cover from my donor car. It's this thing that I'm pointing to in the picture. What is it? It does not seem complete, looks to be broken.

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I will be using AEM.
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That is definately a cam sensor and yes it is broken. Should be able to find one for cheap.
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That is definately a cam sensor and yes it is broken. Should be able to find one for cheap.
Cool, thanks.
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Oh BTW, if Im using AEM with a TSE 12 tooth wheel, will I still need this?
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looks to me like that is only used for vics but im not an NB guru.
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looks to me like that is only used for vics but im not an NB guru.
Nope. Definitely a Cam sensor.

VICS is a 3 way solenoid that looks like
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