That's right exhaust is black intake is gray, it could have been mixed up but the intake connectors wire is slightly longer, I would have to give the wiring a decent pull to get enough slack to snap the wrong one into place. Should I try reversing them just to see what happens?Is the intake actuator solenoid grey and the exhaust one black or maybe at some point the connection for either got mixed up?
There appear to be jagged edges on the left side in this picture, are you sure there aren't pieces broken off this nylon guide?View attachment 18009
The original upper guide nylon looks like it's in good shape (as well as the other guide parts). I pulled the actuators out twice in the past week just to check and they appeared clean. I flushed the oil twice in the past week too. Still you never know what's floating around in there since the engine is so filthy.
It's absolutely baffling
It is starting and running fine just without vvt, just isn't as good on gas really.I thought he had it running (but maybe without VVT)? If it was the crankshaft position sensor it wouldn’t even start, right?
Or is it not starting (now)?