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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:17 pm 
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This is a quick question for puttin in a new camshaft in a used car. how much strain would it put on the other engine components. this engine has done about 230k's, with about 200 of them country k's.

Camshaft, valve springs, and vernier will be put in.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:51 pm 
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Most noteably, valve springs, but seeing as you've got a new set lined up, you should be o.k.

Understand that a bigger cam will (should) produce more power and torque, therefore it's going to put extra strain on pretty much everything...
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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:56 pm 
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should there be any other precautionary checks as well?

the cars been well maintained

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:56 pm 
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I had an Rspec3 in a dying 300,000km ED motor.
Never skipped a beat. It was slow as all f**k, but it still ran, even after I skewered the car on a guardrail.
If the motor is in good condition (km's don't tell the whole story), then she should be sweet.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:58 pm 
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Camshaft shouldnt put any direct stress on components outside of the valvetrain - which you have already identified for replacement.

However, the extra RPM which is likely to result will put excess load on.... everything...

Sounds like the motor is in good shape.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:34 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
I had an Rspec3 in a dying 300,000km ED motor.
Never skipped a beat. It was slow as all f**k, but it still ran, even after I skewered the car on a guardrail.
If the motor is in good condition (km's don't tell the whole story), then she should be sweet.


why was it slow? did u have vernier gear?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:12 pm 
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No Vernier gear, the engine was just f**k basically.
The cam really started pulling at about 3k.
If I had of advanced it a few degrees with a camgear it might have felt better.
But my cammed old motor feels slow compared to the stock motor in my new ED.
Me thrashing the a** of that other car since I had it probably didn't help.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:54 pm 
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hey steady, you throwing all your goodies from the old car into the new one?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:28 pm 
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Hell yeah :D
With some other little bits as well perhaps... we'll see.
This thing moves quicker stock then the old one did modded...
So I got a good feeling about it, unless its already got a cam in it :P

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:47 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Hell yeah :D
With some other little bits as well perhaps... we'll see.
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im thinking charger??? :D

 

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