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Bought a used cam, need to know specifics about it

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    Bought a used cam, need to know specifics about it

    So I bought a MS3 cam used. On Texas Speed's website it says this cam comes in three different LSAs (112, 113, 114). How do I tell which one it is? I looked at the engravings on the end and it says 25-MS3 i8682-06.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Ask the seller? Call Texas Speed maybe?

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    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Unfortunately the seller doesn't know. I would call Texas Speed but since it's the weekend I'll have to wait until the start of the week. I was wondering if there was any way to tell just by looking at what's engraved on it w/o a cam card.

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    Wont be able to tell by looking at it, sorry.

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    Where in CA are you?

    Take it to any machine shop that has a Cam Dr. and they will tell you everything about it, including it's straightness and lobe measurements from lobe to lobe.
    You would be amazed at the variances from a quality brand to the cheap shit.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Where in CA are you?

    Take it to any machine shop that has a Cam Dr. and they will tell you everything about it, including it's straightness and lobe measurements from lobe to lobe.
    You would be amazed at the variances from a quality brand to the cheap shit.......
    Wouldn't it be easier just to call Texas Speed on Monday and give them the # engraved on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier just to call Texas Speed on Monday and give them the # engraved on it?
    yeah, they can match it up by part number but what ls2tuner is saying a cam dr will be able to tell him much more about that cam. My vote is to take it to a cam doctor.

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    yeah get it checked out professionally, cuz if its bent or has a low spot, calling texas speed wont help to find that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Where in CA are you?

    Take it to any machine shop that has a Cam Dr. and they will tell you everything about it, including it's straightness and lobe measurements from lobe to lobe.
    You would be amazed at the variances from a quality brand to the cheap shit.......
    Thanks for the replies everyone!

    I'm in the Bay Area. I don't know of any machine shop with a Cam Doctor, guess I'll have to pull out the yellowpages and start making some calls.

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