Results 1 to 3 of 3

new motor or just cam and lifters?

This is a discussion on new motor or just cam and lifters? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; long story short lifter went out and chewed up my cam am I okay to just replace these items or ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member CroatanSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Bern
    Posts
    8

    White
    2000 camaro ss

    new motor or just cam and lifters?

    long story short lifter went out and chewed up my cam am I okay to just replace these items or do I need to worry about metal shavings in the motor?

  2. #2
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    How bad are we taking (metal shavings)?


    Are you able to do the work yourself?


    If you got the cash, new is almost always better, but it comes down to how much you want to spend?


    On a budget - well there is no easy answer. You have several variables to consider.

    Big metal shavings - a complete rebuild is best because you need to make damn sure that one of those savings doesn't clog an oil channel or find it's way to the crank bearings.

    Mild metal shavings it's a gamble. I say this because if a big enough piece got caught between the cam and the bearings you might have block issues.


    Also it's not just a cam you have to consider. Oil pump, timing chain, etc...anything that oil goes through has the potential of having metal shavings caught in it.

  3. #3
    Junior Member CroatanSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Bern
    Posts
    8

    White
    2000 camaro ss

    All the needle bearings fell out and it broke off one side of the lifter I got some of the shavings out of the oil. I don't want to spend a lot on it for a rebuild but I feel like I have no choice.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Morel Lifters and LS7 Lifters
    By LSnewb91 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-04-2016, 08:31 PM
  2. Question: Cam/Lifters
    By tep98ws6 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM
  3. Lifters
    By BashamWS6 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-01-2010, 10:16 PM
  4. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-24-2007, 06:57 PM
  5. Comp Cam Lifters or ls7 lifters?
    By Frankthetank in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 01:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •