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AERA Weekly Technical Bulletins – December 11, 2020

VETEC Rocker Arm Test on 2006-2010 Honda 3.5L J35A9 Engines

The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding a VETEC rocker arm test for 2006-2010 Honda 3.5L J35A9 engines. This information should be considered anytime the valve train is being serviced. 
This test is performed on the vehicle and requires special tools and should be performed on an engine that has been brought to engine operating temperature. Follow the steps below to determine the operational functionality of this system.

Camshaft Position Actuator Installation Caution on 2009-2015 GM 1.8L LUW Engines

The AERA Technical Committee offers the following caution on camshaft position actuator installation 2009-2018 GM 1.8L LUW engines. This information should be considered anytime camshaft or valve train work is being performed. 
This engine uses many one time use bolts and the bolts holding the camshaft position actuators onto the cams require replacement anytime they’ve been removed. Reusing these bolts will cause eventual bolt failure and ultimate engine failure.

CADILLAC CT6 3.6L V-6

All-new, advanced 3.6L V-6 to drive Cadillac CT6

BY DAVE HAGEN

An all-new 3.6L V-6 engine debuted in the 2016 Cadillac CT6, setting benchmarks for efficiency, refinement and durability in the brand’s rangetopping large luxury performance sedan.
The clean-sheet engine design is the fourth generation of GM’s acclaimed DOHC V-6 engine family and incorporates new features, including Active Fuel Management (AFM) (cylinder deactivation) and stop/start technology to enhance fuel economy up to a General Motors’ estimated 9% when compared to the previous HF engine. GM’s efforts earned them a coveted Ward’s Ten Best Engines award in 2016.

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