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EBPV Solenoid malfunctioning, anyone selling one?
Ok I rebuilt my pedestal with new orings and replaced the ebpv actuator assembly with a new one. (99-03 style, i made a thread stating my findings with it fitting and sealing properly)
My issue is that even with the solenoid unplugged, the ebpv piston is still somehow recieving enough oil pressure to close my valve. I thought I had it working ok as I installed a switch but upon my first test with the truck cold (-10c) the solenoid closes. I have cleaned my ebpv tube and sensor before anyone mentions anything, even though it no longer matters because it is all bypassed and the solenoid is hooked up to a switch.
My findings are that if I start my truck cold the ebpv rod slides about half way out, I am assuming that once I step on the accelerator it closes the rest of the way. If I flip my toggle switch it will close the valve the rest of the way, but if I turn it off it will not recede back into the pedestal. Once I have driven the truck for about 3-4 km and it has warmed up a bit I can activate and deactivate the ebpv normally and it fully opens and closes as commanded.
My question is, has anyone had a solenoid fail or partially fail? I am under the impression the solenoid is supposed to default in the open/bypass position. Mine seems to not quite open fully or something. I am running 10w30 weight oil and its topped up nicely. I dont think I have an oil pressure issue however I do not have a gauge yet. Are there orings on the solenoid? I never removed mine when I rebuilt the pedestal. Stupid me, now I have to pull it again unless I can remove it in the truck? I dont think there is enough clearance to get it out though. I can remove the bolts but dont know if I can pull it out. I have the OBS pedestal with the solenoid at the back of the turbo.
I am perplexed by this. If someone has an idea as to how/why/what could be malfunctioning I would be greatful. If anyone has gutted there pedestal and has a working solenoid they kept I will gladly buy it from you!
Gutting it is my last resort, I really want this functioning for my cold weather starts and as an exhaust brake.
-Can solenoid be rebuilt/ or new orings, if so where to get them
-anyone selling a solenoid??
-this ebpv makes me angry.
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