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 Post subject: E- series camshaft
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:13 pm 
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This maybe a stupid question but I have a 1636 Wade cam in my ef and it's running like a pig and I wanna swap back.

I have no idea at all but would it be worth swapping instead back to my standard cam, could I put a tickford one in? Would there be much gain over the standard?
And while I'm on the topic I have an opportunity to get an au xr6 vct cam, is there a way or possibility that this would fit in an ef fairmont??
I'm really dumb wen it comes to s**t like this..
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Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Ef Nut wrote:
This maybe a stupid question but I have a 1636 Wade cam in my ef and it's running like a pig and I wanna swap back.

I have no idea at all but would it be worth swapping instead back to my standard cam, could I put a tickford one in? Would there be much gain over the standard?
And while I'm on the topic I have an opportunity to get an au xr6 vct cam, is there a way or possibility that this would fit in an ef fairmont??
I'm really dumb wen it comes to s**t like this..
Thanks


How is it running like a pig? bogging down? now powah? Miss firing?

The 1636 is supposed to go well with a standard auto 4.0L six. So either someone has installed it wrong or something else might have been broken along the way. Also is it a regrind camshaft or a billet? If it is a regrind, were shims added to the rocker arms?

Assuming the camshaft was installed properly and the car is bogging down/miss firing, I'd say a coil has died or something as simple as a lead has been broken during the process. I remember changing my camshaft over to an XR one and it would bog down/miss fire while taking off. Turned out when my mate pulled the leads off, he yanked them from the cable and not the boot, breaking 3 of the leads. Got new ones put in and it ran perfectly fine.

Are you doing this camshaft change yourself or is a professional doing it? If it is the former, then change the cam over yourself and see if it makes any difference. If a pro is doing, then I think it is a waste of money and try to find another cause of the problem.

Regarding AU XR6 VCT cam...don't bother. You would need more than just the cam for it to function.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E- series camshaft
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Yeah ive got a wade 1636 regrind in at the moment I did the swap over myself with the extra shims and that made sure they went in the correct way and everything. Ever since I swapped it over it's been reving between 650rpm and 900rpm even wen I'm sitting in park, drive or reverse!! :s

I've been driving it for 2 weeks and the ecu should have learnt it by now yeah?

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Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Ef Nut wrote:
Yeah ive got a wade 1636 regrind in at the moment I did the swap over myself with the extra shims and that made sure they went in the correct way and everything. Ever since I swapped it over it's been reving between 650rpm and 900rpm even wen I'm sitting in park, drive or reverse!! :s

I've been driving it for 2 weeks and the ecu should have learnt it by now yeah?

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Should be fine...reset the ecu by removing the battery if you haven't done so. But I doubt that would solve anything. So the idle is hunting? maybe you have a vacuum leak some where.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E- series camshaft
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Buy a j3 and it'll purr.
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:27 pm 
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J3 chip ay!!
I've heard of these but have no idea where to get one or where to get it programmed to the car??
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:11 pm 
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contact jason at tiperformance.com or on face book or on here

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Yea mate, my eb was the same as yours, huntin and carryin on.
Got a custom tune chip for $205 posted and made a world of difference. Just plugs into the bottom of the ECU and youll Be very impressed.
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:00 pm 
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I love the soud of a chip for $205, was that from tiperformace.com??
Is it something you do yaself and just plug into the bottom of ya ecu or do you take your car somewhere to get it professionally done?
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:11 pm 
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you email jase with a description of your car, he tunes the chip, sends it out to you and you install yourself. not too hard, instructions are on his site. you can also take it to one of the tuners to fine tune it afterwards. and yeah its tiperformance.com email him the description first, either through his email, facebook or through here in the tuning thread

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Yep, just like that, saved me hundreds. Also got a keyring bottle opener witch has Saved me countless times aswell.
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:25 pm 
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i got two stubby holders, which im sure will come in handy. we'll see what turns up with my programmer tomorrow

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Yeah sweet as that sounds awesome, I'll have to get onto that straight away. Thanks heaps for the info guys I really appreciate it!!
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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Would it be worth getting a chip if i only have full exhaust, or should i wait until other mods, e.g cam, cold air intake ect..

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:40 pm 
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You can get a chip with say the xr6 tune on it, and when you get more mods send it back and get it re tuned, but is it worth it at that stage, mostly not.
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