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Did Anyone Run Into Problems Putting In Cam, Im Getting Ready To

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    Did Anyone Run Into Problems Putting In Cam, Im Getting Ready To

    Let Me Know If You Ran Into Problems Putting Cam In So I Now What To Watch For, Thanks

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    nope, just follow the write up at ls1howto.com and you'll be fine. I did my swap by myself. It'd be easier with a helper especially when it comes time to move the a/c condensor up and out of the way but a few bungie cords and a little redneck engineering and it can be done with just 1 person. I hope you're doing all the supporting stuff at the same time such as springs, pushrods, oil pump, and timing chain.

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    Just watch for the o ring on the oil pump. I didn't pay as much attention to it as I should and had to pull it back off to replace it. I had all the AC vacuum, guages, oil etc so I just yanked my condenser out of the way. But other than those everything is fairly easy. Did mine at 145K and the lifter cups held the lifters no problem either. I cussed doing the valvesprings more than I did the actual cam. Thats a PITA.

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    All I can tell you is watch the lifters. My motor had about 90K and the lifters didn't hold themselves up. I even had magnets on the lifters and one still fell as the cam was going through the last cam bearing. A lot of trouble if you drop one.

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    im taking the heads off befor i put the cam in will that make it less of a pain.

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    Should be no problem with the heads off, but you really don't need to take them off. Make sure to suck all of the coolant out of the head bolt holes in the block before installing the heads so you don't crack the block when torquing them down. As above, make sure the oring stays straight in the oil pump when bolting up the pickup tube.

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