The plastic oval thing under the electrical connector is just an air filter.
You can just pull it off and plug it onto the other end of the solenoid to use the solenoid elsewhere on the car.
The electrical terminals may be spaced different so the connector won't fit but you just remove the metal tabs from the plastic connector with a pin then connect them directly to the terminals in the solenoid.
Haven't had a chance to do anything. I've got the new sensor to go on, I'll get that done today. Then oil change and inspection, not sure which will come first. I'm thinking 5w40 diesel oil would've been a better choice but I guess I'll be the guinea pig.
New VTCS is on. Drove for about 45 minutes. No CEL. No pending codes. Slide pins need greased. Both back brakes 80F front left 120F front right 200F.
There is a noticeable loss in power not sure why. Car does not like reverse, idle gets really rough, although I think it did that before I sold it. Steering is stiff, power steering fluid is overfilled not sure if there’s a correlation there.