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About jbabington

  • Birthday 06/01/1970

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    Edwardsville, IL
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    1999 911/996 Cabrio, w/Hardtop, Fisters, IDP, Tiptronic (ugh)
    2014 Panamera GTS
    2007 LR3
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  1. Thank you Ahsai! I've already tested bank 1 & 2 engagement where bank 1 is working and bank 2 is not as rev does not change. I can see where the actuator is located (just above bank 2 header) but I haven't traced where the solenoid is located but assume I should find easily when I take out air filter box. Can I simply take out the solenoid and/or actuator and place back in without doing any additional steps? I will follow your steps as I'd rather not take off the header to get to the actuator and I hope it's the solenoid as it's less costly. Thank you again for your direction!
  2. Can I simply remove/pull out the variocam actuator in bank 2 (or bank 1 for that matter) to possibly clean or replace then simply insert back in without doing anything else? I would like to do this to trouble shoot to see if I can get the actuator to engage with Durametric (of course the engine will not be running). If it doesn't engage then I would then move to the the solenoid. I have seen videos where they can be cleaned and start working again however the videos I've seen have the variocam actuator completely taken out and set on a work bench. My concern is if I do this wrong I create a larger problem when inserting back in. Any advice, thoughts, questions or comments? Thanks, John
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