Thread: Stuck camshaft
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CliffBrown CliffBrown is offline
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Originally posted by billd
I put the camshaft back in and was able to get the chain housing on by loosening the head bolts a bit and then retorquing them after the chain housing was in place. I'll deal with getting the camshaft out the next time I rebuild this engine.

I'm a little confused about the sequence of events you've taken so I'll just take a shot in the dark.

I assume the cam tower boss were well lubricated prior to installation of the cam. Did the cam turn easily while installed in the cam tower? Did you then retorque the head stud nuts? Were the cam tower nuts installed and torqued prior to installing the cam? Did you torque the heads first and then install the cam tower or simultaneously.

What's the status of the other cam?

It's possible to encounter problems with a binding cam especially when rebuilding a 7R case or after having work performed on the heads mating surface. Also the sequence of torquing the head studs is important.
Clifton Brown
Old 02-07-2006, 05:08 PM
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