Fordmods Logo

cam, port and pollish 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: cam, port and pollish
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:50 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 26

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Fairmont EF

Location: Rockingham
WA, Australia

theres a car im looking at buying which has a crow cam, port and pollish and tickford valves, ive been warned off the car by family members because they say the cam could have been installed dodgy. and the car could f**k up on me. how could it have been istalled dodgy and could i tell if it was?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:54 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 26

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Fairmont EF

Location: Rockingham
WA, Australia

oh and buy the way its an ef gli, if that makes any difference..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 1494

Joined: 1st Dec 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: BA MkII XT Wagon

Location: Maitland
NSW, Australia

timiing could be out....

not enuff shims...so when u rev it u could end up having piston eating valves which is also a similar outcome to havin the timing out

dont know much else. hope that helps...

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:17 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 3083

Joined: 22nd Sep 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: EF

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

cams can be installed poorly, but its not that hard to rectify them.

first thing to check to see if the cams in *reasonable* nik is to listen to it, at idle any rattles or taps (first starting doesnt count for taps), and if you rev it is it rattly, when my cam was WAAY off when you rev it as the revs came down it rattled its head off. its all fixed now.

when buying a modded car, be carefull of other areas, that people often forget to care for, such as gearbox, diff, and suspension.

 

_________________

Image
latest mod: A Service
MY BUILD THREAD

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 785

Joined: 21st Apr 2006

Ride: Out there wagon

Location: Urbenville
NSW, Australia

i had an ef with those exact mods done to it, but the place i payed to do all the work didnt do the other little things when they did it eg: no shims, no vernier gear and they f**k around with the timing so much it wouldnt idle
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:03 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 379

Joined: 17th May 2006

Gallery: 26 images

Ride: 2003 BA XR6 TURBO!!!!!

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

i didnt think billet cams needed shims...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:54 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 227

Joined: 21st Jun 2005

Location: Melbourne: Thornbury
VIC, Australia

If its running already why would there be any issue? :roll:
Don't listen to anyone who hasn't tested the engine and given you a proper report on it.

Comp test, oil pressure test, typical stuff like checking service history can reveal alot. Check for damage/repairs.

 

_________________

EA SVO Fairmont Ghia - Recaros, Bilsteins, Sunroof, SVO rims and body kit, Genie headers, DBA rotors. T5 steeda triax short shifter. 3.27 lsd. (EL 4.0 ported/polished, rebuilt and balanced, Dev5 cam. J3 chipped EL ecu, AU injectors).

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 527

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: ebxr8

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

If its a dealers car see if u can get the name and address of the previous owner,give em a ring and ask questions they may tell who did the mods so ask them wat they did,most people r quite happy to tell ya about the vehicle,private sale do the same who built the motor and go from their,u could also get an inspection.

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:49 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names