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      01-19-2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Valvtronic

Ouch.

Turn all the way to the right.
Take all screws out.
Sloooooooowwwwly turn left while supporting the motor.
It will disengage and come loose.

If you don't, you will be looking for the broken piece inside the engine. Like I did.
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      01-19-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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I believe you will have to code the car for a new motor as well. Damn that sucks.
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      01-19-2018, 05:28 PM   #3
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Sorry what exactly were you doing than this happened ? Like did you have the valve cover off and were trying to replace it ?
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      01-19-2018, 05:37 PM   #4
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I believe you will have to code the car for a new motor as well. Damn that sucks.
No you don't. It will adapt it self as soon as you turn on the ignition.

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Sorry what exactly were you doing than this happened ? Like did you have the valve cover off and were trying to replace it ?
He removed the motor improperly, which caused it to break. An unfortunately learning experience - but hey, now he knows!
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      01-19-2018, 05:41 PM   #5
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Did it in a hurry while doing the valve cover gasket. It broke and fell inside the engine. I let go of my grip for 1/2 second and it became unwound.

No programming needed. When you are done, don't start engine. Put key in and press start one time only and wait 10 seconds. You'll hear the gears click and click as it learns what is the min/max. I did this 3 times and waited 30 seconds between each. Waited 2 minutes after the 3rd time and then turned the car on. I've heard that if you just turn the car on, it could damage the motor.
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      01-20-2018, 03:49 AM   #6
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Dang! Thanks for the PSA.
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