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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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RealOEM is confusing on this. There are different part numbers depending on when the car was produced (see the production dates - before or after 10/1999). Regardless of all that, there are four solenoids for each bank, two per cam, but they all four come as one part. But since you have two banks per engine, I guess that's why they list a quantity of 2. So although only your exhaust solenoids have failed, you will be replacing all four of them. I went through this myself in September (a search will find my very frustrated and confused posts as I didn't have a clue what I was doing).
HTH. If not, let me know.
Hey.... thanks for that, ill look up your posts and see how you got on.... I think that I need the 'no holes' one.
1999 Imola Red M5. Extended Caramel Interior
Mods on my pre-update beast:Eisenmann "Race" exhaust (76mm tips), 19" Hamann PG2's, AACAI, Clear Angel Eyes, MK4 Nav, GC's M5 Coilover kit w/front camber plates, Dinan Front and rear sway bars, D/A swaybar mounts, Dinan front and rear strut brace, Braided brake lines, Eibach 3mm wheel spacers, Rogue Engineering underdrive pulleys, IATS Relocation, Powerchip, Xenon foglights & Lower engine covers w/Brake duct cutout
2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The wifes new car
2005 Ford Territory Ghia. The wifes car. (Sold)
1986 Toyota Landcruiser HJ75. The farm ute.