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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 10:29am - #359434 

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VVTI Fluid Control Valve Filter (GTS) - How To Clean

By Mike Walker

1st off this is for the GTS people ONLY

Symptoms: If you have problems of losing lift or Lift kicking on late (I.E.- 6500 rpms instead of 6200 rpms) and your lift bolts are NOT broken you'll want to check this filter.

Cause: Small particulates can get stuck inside the metal mesh filter which adds more resistance to the path of the oil. This means the oil take slonger to travel and results in lift coming on late or in severe cases not at all.

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Here is the filter itself.

Before Cleaning -
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After Cleaning -
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Here is the VVTI Fluid Control valve with my hand for size reference -
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Here is the VVTI Fluid Control valve -
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Here is the tools you'll want to use - (socket is 10mm)
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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 10:47am - #359435 

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Here's what it should look like Before/After -
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Step 1

Remove the ECU cover. **You'll remove 2 10mm bolts**
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Step 2

Remove the Battery. **You'll remove 2 10mm nuts**
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Step 3

Disconnect these 2 hoses.
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Step 4

Disconnect this hose.
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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 11:01am - #359436 

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Step 4B

Here is the hose removed.
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Step 5

Remove these 2 bolts to take off the wiring -
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Step 6

Remove the remaining bolts and unplug the wiring harnesses **there's 2 harnesses, 2 nuts and 3 bolts**
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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 11:20am - #359437 

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Step 6A

Stuff a rag underneath the control valve cause a little bit of oil will leak out.
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Step 7

Pull the control valve out from the block.
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Step 7A

Here is where you should find the filter -
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Here's what it will look like when you take the filter out.
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Here is the VVTI fluid control valve removed -
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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 11:23am - #359438 

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once the filter is out, spray it really good with brake cleaner until it's nice and clean. refer to the 2 pics at the top of this thread to see what it should look like. thumbsup


hope this helps. Lemme know if you have questions or problems grin thumbsup cool

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Clos Dec 27, 7:49pm - #359439 
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wow thanks so much lucky im going outside to do this right now, thanks
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Clos Dec 27, 9:13pm - #359440 
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super i finish in like 30 mins great job lucky thumbsup
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Erick022121 Dec 28, 7:36am - #359441 

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maybe it is only for GTS but I was on TRD's website looking at an install for the supercharger... and they have this in the install
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Lucky_317 Dec 28, 8:38am - #359442 

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The GT won't have the problems a GTS has. Both cars have VVTI but a GT doesnt have lift thumbsup

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Lucky_317 Dec 31, 1:38am - #359443 

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I also found that this can sometimes cuase a P1692 code. so cleaning it in some cases will clear this code.

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