I think I lost it when disassembled the solenoid. But do not remember if something fall off.you sure it is not there?
you won't see it if the VVT is not completely removed from the cam cover...it won't be visible just by removing the big plunger if the VVT is still on the car.
it is very unlikely someone bolted the VVT to your car w/o the little pin....why?
OK Max,I think I lost it when disassembled the solenoid. But do not remember if something fall off.
I took the solenoid off to change the rubber bushing. Disassemble it, changed the o-ring. I remember the tip was visible and the VVT was in working condition.
Will try to figure out how to fix it. Seems nothing complicated