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Shifted Camshaft bearing

Discussion in 'It's A V8 Mate!!' started by 996TURBO, May 22, 2012.

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  1. 996TURBO

    996TURBO Active Member

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    Hi Gents,

    Please look at these pictures and tell me your advice.

    I discovered that when doing a HG on my friend's 5.0 supercharged V8.

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    Thanks

    Florent
     
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    yes looks like it ,check blocks straight when you fit new
     
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    Ok so i'm good to take the block out to remove the camshaft and replace bearings?
     
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    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

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    yes ,if blocks moved cam wont fit well
     
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    fanatic RESPECT IS EARNED, BEATINGS ARE FREE ;-) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    It wants sorting and checking they are inline
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Don't new bearings have to be in-line reamed?
     
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    no ,you been reading old manual
     
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    fanatic RESPECT IS EARNED, BEATINGS ARE FREE ;-) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Some are line bored and I can't remember as we used to strip and send engines to machine shop for bottom ends generally
     
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    Not been reading owt, but I know that in my yoof, camshaft bearings always used to.
     
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    old lr manuals show reaming ,but they then started using sized bearings so no reaming necessary
     
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    Always have mine checked replaced every engine I do
     
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    996TURBO Active Member

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    Is there any way to repair that with the engine still in car?
     
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    as long as you can get cam out and use a bar with suitable dolly to hold and tap bearing in with oil hole aligned you can do it in situ
     
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    I need that kind of tool [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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    thats is a cam bearing tool ,ive used those types plus made ones out of nylon
     
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    looks a nice bit of kit :)
     
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