Not yet, I was hesitant to remove them without dedicated tools, as I will not be able to apply the correct force when putting them back in..checked the sparkplugs yet?
Did you mean Ohm? If so, I got 8.7 Ohm resistance.
IAV: is on the plenum (photo1).
Remove the electrical plug.
winding test: Put your ampmeter to the 2 terminals and check resistance (you should get somewhere between 7-11 Amps)
The cleaning part worked well, apart from me not being sure if that rubber insert in the plenum is airtight or not. It feels pretty loose. I have attached two pictures so that you get an idea how much (or how little) grease is in there.
Looking to do the VVT check tomorrow, I just bought two wires to connect the terminal to power and ground with.
As always, thanks a lot! Needless to say that the cleaning of the IAV did not help the situation.