Don't worry, you just ported and polished it ;-) As long as it doesn't become detached, it should be fine.To hear that the welded tip is normal make me nervous that I have filed it down to smooth it out and may have damaged it and changed it from what was designed. I hope when we have everything ready to fired it up again it all works out.
I have performed the tests in the manual and could see and hear the plunger moving in and out. It definitely moves a very small amount with every sequence through the terminals.
The computer control is much faster than you can do it manually. That's why it buzzes and resets when you shut off the engine.