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I'm getting code 0028 on my 2006 Outback H6. Already checked

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I'm getting code 0028 on my 2006 Outback H6. Already checked connections and replaced oil pressure sender...Throw code after 10 miles or so
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: just did
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: of cpurse
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Customer: just bought the car
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** you for the question. Can you tell me how the vehicle is actually driving besides the light being on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It drives just fine. The Avcs works flawlessly for 10 min or so until it throws the code. Lots of power. Shifts well. The oil was just changed and I removed the left bank solenoid to look at it...seems clean and moves normally. Didn't clean it tho.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just cleaned with carbon tet and tested with 12v test leads. Retracts full stroke and passages are clean and unobstructed
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. Does your scan tool read the data from the position sensor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. It sounds like it needs the solenoid itself. These are a very common issue on this engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Weird stuff now. Cold startup produces a momentary rattle then it runs fine for a few minutes until fast idle comes down...which throws #2 misfire code 0302 with flashing CEL. Last startup produced same roughness, same flashing CEL but with the 0018 code. WTF?
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Have you ever has the timing chain replaced on this engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. I just bought the car. These H6s typically go 4 to 500k Kilometers before any major service is needed. Maybe I should pull the cover and have a look?
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

I would. You may have a worn timing chain or a bad tensioner. That will also cause the rattle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Installed new chain tensioners...chain and guides excellent, no wear. No more rattle but still throws 0018 code, runs rough after warmup. Initially threw 2,4 and 6 misfire codes. Could this be a bad Crank or Cam position sensor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is BS! Why won't you respond? This problem is not solved yet!