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  1. The Dreaded SR20 VCT rattle

    Hey guys This is my current situation, so maybe 3 months ago my engine got rebuilt, while going through all the stuff that I was upgrading they said do you want a new vct gear and solenoid, I said with the amount im spending at the moment i really cant afford to. Later down the track i decided that i would get rid of that dreaded rattle and bought a new gear. They put it in with the old solenoid as the old solenoid was functioning fine. I got my car back and for about a week the noise was completely gone then it returned, I had the workshop look over it , they spent 3 days searching for answers and were completely stumped. Everything was working fine oil was getting where it needed to, the solenoid was still working. They tried different oils After been completely stumped i stumbled across a forum post on here talking about how someone just replaced the gear without the solenoid and within a week had the rattle back. I thought well ive wasted money on this gear maybe that solenoid somehow is screwing up. So i bit the bullet spent more money on , A brand new gear (again) and this time a brand new solenoid. Both replaced and again the rattle has been gone for this time bout 3 weeks. This morning i noticed what i believed to be the vct rattle again, it was while the engine was semi cold and when I got back home after about 40 minutes the rattle under slight acceleration could not be heard. Im hoping I was hearing things but I wanted to know everyones thoughts on what the hell is going on with my sr. I warm up my car, i don't push it until its warm, There is only really those two components that can cause it so surely replacing them should eliminate the problem but obviously we are missing something. Just need some help finding my next steps, ive searched a lot and i cant seem to find anyone that has had similar issues, replacing the gear and solenoid seems to always work. I have got upgraded cams, Nissan , Kelford, my engine builder and workshop are completely stumped. Any suggestions would be great.