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help with cam install please

This is a discussion on help with cam install please within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so i installed the cam .. the dot on the cam gear is perfectly aligned with the dot on the ...

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    Junior Member MCCs WS6's Avatar
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    help with cam install please

    so i installed the cam .. the dot on the cam gear is perfectly aligned with the dot on the crank gear.. do the pistons have to be in any certain position or it doesnt matter just as long as the dots line up.. thanx in advance

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    can anyone help?? please??

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    I did it dot to dot and was fine. Ideally you want to degree it but most people just do the dot to dot install.
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    i dont have to do top dead center on the number one piston?

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    dot to dot will be fine, the most the cam will be off on degree side of things is either +/- 1 degree.

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    I lined mine up dot to dot and had no problems. Roll the motor over by hand 3 or 4 times just to make sure everything is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCCs WS6 View Post
    i dont have to do top dead center on the number one piston?
    When you go dot to dot it will be tdc.

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    thanx for the help.. the install went awesome.. cam and heads.. started right up.. SWEET

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    Yea, dot to dot is ok.

    Degreeing it will get you dead fucking nuts accurate, and it kinda makes you feel good for some strange reason. Glad to hear it all went well.

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