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This is a discussion on Cam Bearings within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am in the middle of doing heads and cam in my car and last night we took the crank ...

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    I am in the middle of doing heads and cam in my car and last night we took the crank off and the cam out and the front two bearings got scratched a little bit. Should I change em out or will they be fine?

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    LOL, I think you missed your own original post, bud - I dropped you a line earlier this morning over there.

    Quote Originally Posted by ne0fiend View Post
    I wouldn't advise reusing any scratched bearings.
    Ofcourse the level of severity matters; if it's minor, I don't worry about it but if it's noticeable when running your finger over the bearing surface, or if you can see the scratch through a thin layer of oil on the bearing, change it.
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    Yea I got that but I didnt know how many people were going to look in that thread so I decided to put up another one. You can feel it with your finger but its almost like more of a scuff then a scratch and you cant really see you have to feel it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Yea I got that but I didnt know how many people were going to look in that thread so I decided to put up another one. You can feel it with your finger but its almost like more of a scuff then a scratch and you cant really see you have to feel it
    If it can be polished out, you can use a plastic scrub pad from the grocery store to buff it.
    If after buffing it you can still really feel it with your finger, I would recommend replacing it.

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    Ok i will probably just replace it then. I dont think there that expensive. How hard would the first one be to get out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Ok i will probably just replace it then. I dont think there that expensive. How hard would the first one be to get out
    Depends on a couple things;
    Is the motor out of the car?
    Is it a cam or a crank bearing?

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    Its the front most cam bearing and the motor is in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Its the front most cam bearing and the motor is in the car.
    On a slace of 1-10, I would rate the job a 1.
    If you want to invest, get yourself a cam bearing tool.
    You can find a pretty decent write-up HERE.

    All-in-all, it's just as easy as popping the old one out, and pressing the new one in.
    Enjoy.

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    One being easy I guess lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    One being easy I guess lol?
    hahaha Yeah. 1 being easy.
    Here's a link to the tool if you're interested.

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    Alright thanks for the help man

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Alright thanks for the help man
    Always welcome. Have fun, post some pics!

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    Thats a pic its worse then I thought but what do you guys think. Theres no marks on the cam but the bearing is kinda messed up

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    I put the old cam in and its not hanging on anything it spins fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    I put the old cam in and its not hanging on anything it spins fine
    Well it seems like you are really wanting to leave this bearing in...
    You can always do whatever you like, but by the looks and sounds of it, you'd be better off just R&Ring the bearing and forgetting about it.
    If you don't, it's come back and bite ya in the ass.

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    Yea were pulling the motor tonight gonna get it fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Yea were pulling the motor tonight gonna get it fixed
    Pics!
    Can never get enough motor pics.
    I have a serious problem... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Yea were pulling the motor tonight gonna get it fixed
    Good to hear.. I personally would'nt use a grocery store sratch pad on ANY bearing surface.. But that's just me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0fiend View Post
    Pics!
    Can never get enough motor pics.
    I have a serious problem... lol
    Ill take some later tonight if I can scrum up a hoist to get my block out

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    pulled it Saturday only took about an hour and for having 100k on the motor its in pretty good shape

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