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Old 01-29-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default [FAQ] how to install sohc camshaft

Alright here is my little writeup for the sticky up top on how to install a camshaft, i used the exospeed race A6 cam. Please make sure that the car is set at TDC (top dead center) before any removal of camshaft. and also i am not responsible if you **** your car up because you didnt know what you were doing. so please be careful and if you have no mechanical knowledge. DO NOT PERFORM THIS BY YOURSELF!
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This is how the head should look after removal of the rocker arm assembly and old camshaft.
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insert the cam into the proper key marks on the distributor, make sure while in this process to replace the cam seal ($3.99-$4.99 at napa), and put the cam into the key marks on the cam gear and put on timing belt.
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Re-install the rocker arm assembly and follow torque specs from manual
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NOTE: make sure that you do a valve adjustment before the motor is started to avoid any valve clearance issues.

Re install valve cover and spark plug wires ( remember the silver nuts to bolt down the valve cover are only 7lb-ft of torque do not over tighten or they will strip)
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Hope this helps some people when they do a cam in their single cam motor.

Thanks goes out to Wil at exospeed, and to wells fargo for letting me have the money for the cam in my bank account!
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Default Re: [FAQ] how to install sohc camshaft (matt j)

Dont forget it is a good idea to use assembly lube on the cam.
Also from what I've gathered, when you first start it up you should not let it idle. When you break it in try to keep it at about 2krpm for about 15 mins.
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Default Re: [FAQ] how to install sohc camshaft (tilt)

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Dont forget it is a good idea to use assembly lube on the cam.
Also from what I've gathered, when you first start it up you should not let it idle. When you break it in try to keep it at about 2krpm for about 15 mins.
man that seems tedious (sp?)

good write up matt Click the image to open in full size. i just wish there was more of the inbetween steps..i guess thats what they Haynes/Chiltons/ect are for...
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It really isn't hard at all. I should know after breaking the damn timing gear bolt off in the camshaft Click the image to open in full size.
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well its pretty self explainitory once the valvecover is off, i just snapped a few shots before i stuck the cam in. I just used some of the motor oil from the head and put it on the cam. If there is any questions i will be more than happy to help.
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put each cylinder at TDC before your dial in the valve clearances.
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my dumb *** was able to pull it off so its not too hard lol.

Good FAQ man! sounds like you enjoy your new bumpstick Click the image to open in full size.
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what does the red hose in this pic connect to ? could u get a better pic ? Click the image to open in full size.
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