Alfa 159 2.2 JTS -Inlet & exhaust Cam Solenoid Valves
I have searched through some threads on this issue but would like some confirmation on this before I go ahead and order some parts.
Issue is this:
I need to replace both -
1. Electro-Valve Inlet Cam Solenoid (Part no: 71773493) and
2. Electro-Valve Exhaust Cam Solenoid (Part No: 71773494).
I can't find any online suppliers in Europe outside of the UK for these parts. The price in the UK is about 73 British Pounds EACH, before shipping.
I found out from this forum that the GM original parts for these 2 items are exactly the same as that for the Alfa 159, 2.2 JTS. From what I can tell, the following parts are the identical parts:
1. Genuine GM Part # 12655420 Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve - Intake
2. Genuine GM Part # 12655421 Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve - Exhaust
These GM parts are only USD 38 each before shipping. So they are much much cheaper.
Can someone who is currently using the GM parts as replacement for the original Alfa parts above, please confirm for me that the parts are indeed identical and that these GM parts work in the Alfa 159 2.2 JTS without any issues?
It would be a disaster if I ordered the parts (I live in Asia) and discovered that they don't fit or work properly after paying and clearing Customs in my country.