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Jim T Jim T is offline
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Hyd. only HURTS performance, esp. at upper RPMs, and only has downsides, most of which are mentioned above. The engine simply was not engineered to take hyd cams, like a bus engine is. Sure, you can slap a bunch of hyd parts in a 914 engine, and it will run, but its a kludge system, not a factory designed system.

Hyd. only has ONE upside, you don't need to adjust the valves anymore. As set forth above, that may not necessarily be an upside.

But, if adjusting 8 valves every 6000 miles is too burdensome a task for you, then a 914 is probably not the right car for you.
Old 10-24-2001, 05:40 PM
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