The oil guy was right: the 3.0L V6 takes 6 quarts. And I donít care which filter I use (and lately Iíve been using the small SuperTech filter) - itís always 6 quarts.
If youíre really *not* getting a P0016 code, then maybe you could swap sensors and actuators with the ďintakeĒ CAM on Bank 2 and see if you get a P0016, but *not* a P0018. It *appears* these actuator solenoids are interchangeable, just oriented differently on install, but it would be advisable to verify this beforehand.
Really think itís going to end up being your chain and plastic tensioner guides, but just trying to think of less intrusive things to try before going there...
2011 Equinox 1LT (dlvd. Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 142k miles [01-FEB-2020]
2002 Impala 1LT (dlvd. Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /228k miles [01-FEB-2020]
Last edited by Colt Hero; 02-11-2018 at 11:04 PM.