Blue Streak® variable valve timing (VVT) solenoids and sprockets feature design improvements over the OE, delivering a line of high-quality, long-lasting VVT components manufactured for superior performance under real-world conditions.
The Blue Streak® line teams up with Standard® to offer more than 500 premium VVT components covering more than 95% of all domestic and import applications. This is the highest-quality, most comprehensive VVT offering in the aftermarket.
Our IATF 16949-certified facility spans 145,000 sq. ft. and employs more than 750 employees – including 60+ resident engineers. SMP® Poland introduces 110+ new products annually and serves as a basic engineering center for our most advanced Blue Streak® VVT components.
We supply professional techs with the premium quality that is critical for this high-tech category.
SMP-manufactured VVT solenoids and sprockets undergo extensive measurement and life testing plus a full spectrum of environmental analysis that includes thermal shock, thermal cycling, salt spray, vibration, storage tests and more.
This unwavering commitment to quality ensures that every Standard® VVT component measures up to real-world conditions.
Blue Streak® VVT sprockets meet tight dimensional tolerances to improve internal sealing, minimize oil drain back, reduce frequency of PCM correction and deliver optimal performance.
Better performance in timing phase response, oil loss and working life of locking pin and overall component
No friction between sprocket and rotor
Re-engineered coil spring
OE-style installation bolts included for ease of installation
Our all-metal, integrated machined design eliminates paddle inserts while providing a larger contact area. This means improved overall wear as well as proper lubrication and gap. Less friction means our sprocket responds fast at lower pressure delivering optimal performance.
The Blue Streak® trigger wheel angle closely matches the OE, ensuring proper alignment and operation. Competitor D’s “improved” sprocket is significantly smaller, which may lead to improper alignment, signal deviation and faulty operation.
OE (Ford) 3R2Z6A257DA
Competitor D “Improved”
As a high-quality replacement, Blue Streak® VVT solenoids feature hard anodized components to ensure proper performance, precise operation and long service life.
Designed for optimal performance and long service life
Hardened steel componentry limits sludge buildup
Welded filters have equal overlapping diameter with no gaps to maintain structural integrity
Welded reinforcement ensures a stronger connection between screen and body
Our improved screen stamp and welded reinforcement are the result of the Blue Streak® commitment to high-quality design and rigorous testing.
High-quality precision spring
Stainless steel check valve
Over-molding provides additional protection
Fiberglass-reinforced, heat-stabilized polyamide resin
OE-match harness connector
Screen filters reinforced via welding process
OE-match valve housing
The failure of VVT components can lead to rough idle, stalling, poor performance, damage and failure of other parts in the system. If one VVT solenoid or sprocket fails, it’s likely the others are nearing the end of their service life, too. Not only do we recommend replacing both solenoids and sprockets at the same time, we recommend replacing all related timing chain components in the VVT system with high-quality Standard® or Blue Streak® VVT components for a complete job and to reduce comebacks.
Ford Expedition (2014-05), Ford F-150 (2010-04), Ford F-250 Super Duty (2010-05), Ford F-350 Super Duty (2010-05), Ford Lobo (2010-04), Lincoln Mark LT (2008-06), Lincoln Navigator (2014-05)
1. VVT Sprocket (VVT500)
2. VVT Solenoids (VVT101)
3. Timing Chain Tensioner
4. Timing Chains
5. Timing Chain Guide and Tensioner Arm
6. Drive Gear Sprocket
7. Crankshaft Position Wheel
8. Crankshaft Seal
Our dedication to continuous improvement practices in design, engineering and manufacturing allows us to make enhancements to the OE design, while maintaining complete control over each Blue Streak® VVT component.
We are so confident in the durability of our Blue Streak® by Standard® VVT components that we’ve backed every part with our Limited Lifetime Warranty.