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forwheeler forwheeler is offline
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Scored cam-can I still drive - help

I figured I would start a new thread but this is related to the tappet noise thread.

I adjusted my valves and changed the oil a couple of weeks ago. The car had been sitting for 2 months without being driven and about 2 weeks without oil and valve covers on.

I had 8 qts of oil in it when I started it after adjusting the valves. It might have been too low combined with the rockers and cam being dry but one of the cam lobes on cylinder 6 is scored and the rocker was loose to about .004 using the backside method. Usually using this method you shouldn't be able to slip in a .003 feeler guage.

My question is, can I drive the car at a DE this weekend? I know I eventually need to have the lobe polished and get a new rocker but I would like to wait until winter if possible.
Old 04-15-2010, 01:37 PM
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