ACDelco, the true General Motors original equipment replacement parts brand, has announced the introduction of the aftermarket’s longest lasting variable valve timing (VVT) solenoids for GM vehicles.
The intake and exhaust solenoids, recently re-designed by GM engineers, last twice as long as the closest competitor and will be available for purchase at the start of the fourth quarter for 2006-2017 vehicles equipped with the 2.0L, 2.2L and 2.4L Ecotec engines.
GM first installed VVT technology in 2002, and today it is used on nearly all new GM vehicles to maximize performance, fuel economy and emissions.
VVT solenoids are responsible for changing the position of the camshaft to provide optimal power delivery based on driving conditions. Signs that a VVT solenoid is beginning to fail can include check engine light on the dash, rough engine idle and a decrease in fuel economy. Dirty oil can also increase wear on a VVT solenoid, so it is important to follow the recommended oil change interval.
“Providing independent repair shops with a GM OE-quality solenoid is critical because tens of millions of vehicles on the road today use VVT technology,” said Bill Miller, valve train technical specialist, General Motors. ”Being able to offer a long-lasting part that will fit right the first time will make a huge difference in terms of customer satisfaction.”
The new VVT solenoid features an improved design that can better withstand thermal expansion - resulting in a unit that lasts twice as long as the closest competitor.
The VVT solenoid is one of the latest additions to the growing number of GM OE parts from ACDelco that are becoming available to the independent aftermarket. This year alone, ACDelco has introduced 1,264 OE part numbers across 10 different product lines and 2,700 since 2014.
To learn more about the ACDelco genuine GM VVT solenoid, contact your local ACDelco representative or visit ACDelco.com.
ACDelco is the exclusive Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as provider of premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models. Other available applications include off-road, marine and industrial. With a century of history behind it and nearly 90,000 parts across 37 product lines, ACDelco is the preferred choice of professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers around the world. To find an ACDelco Professional Service Center program participant or parts retailer, visit acdelco.com or call 1-800-ACDELCO. Find ACDelco on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.