CAMSHAFTS & VALVE TRAIN
PREVENTABLE LIFTER CLATTER

PREVENTABLE LIFTER CLATTER

PREVENTABLE LIFTER CLATTER The lifter oil feed hole on common GM LS lifters is offered in more than one orientation. Both are functionally correct and interchangeable. The difference is in the location of the oil feed hole. Both should be installed such that some oil...

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CAM RELUCTOR-WHEEL BLUES

CAM RELUCTOR-WHEEL BLUES

CAM RELUCTOR-WHEEL BLUES On the 2006-2016 GM 2.4L Eco-Tech engines, beware of the reluctor-wheel attached to the intake and exhaust camshafts for the cam sensor. These are just pressed on. If they get hot and lose their press fit, they will come loose and move. The...

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GEN VI LIFTER GUARD

GEN VI LIFTER GUARD

GEN VI LIFTER GUARD I have a big block Gen VI tip that will provide oiling and windage improvement at no cost. When a builder uses retrofit roller lifters and no longer has a use for the hold down spider, I find it useful as a cover and shield by modifying it and...

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NO BOUNCE

NO BOUNCE

NO BOUNCE Most everyone straightens camshafts with a rounded chisel. Your efforts are more productive by supporting the cam. I lay it on a piece of carpet runner, and it makes it quicker and easier. I used to do it on the V -blocks, but this is much more effective....

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CAM CENTERS

CAM CENTERS

CAM CENTERS When I need to polish the main journals on a camshaft, I use a straight shank center, or a large center drill will work. Insert the center deep enough in the chuck so the Cam pin or a stud will rest against a chuck jaw. All Cams have the centers on both...

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