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Need Tips on installing new cam

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    Need Tips on installing new cam

    I got a 01 trans am with Pace setter headers and flow master cat back everything eles is stock. I just got done installing the headers last weekend so my car is still running like shit from removing the air and rear 2 sensors. Im going to buy a cam and send in my computer to get it tuned. Any tips on installing the new cam?

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    Change oil pump/lifters/valve springs/timing chain and last but not least pushrods while doing the cam. Lifter trays could be done also. Use blue thread lock on every bolt but head bolts. New head gaskets and bolts should be done. Yes you can do this without pulling the heads but doing it cheap and doing it right are two different things
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Change oil pump/lifters/valve springs/timing chain and last but not least pushrods while doing the cam. Lifter trays could be done also. Use blue thread lock on every bolt but head bolts. New head gaskets and bolts should be done. Yes you can do this without pulling the heads but doing it cheap and doing it right are two different things
    I dont believe the OP want to pull the heads off to replace the lifter or trays. I do agree to chaning the oil pump and timing chain while ur in there and changing the valve springs is required anyways.
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    Why should the oil pump be changed? I have been thinking about throwing a cam in my car and am courious why it is important to change an oil pump

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    oil pump should be changed because in high HP and or high RPM applications the stock oil pump can either fail or just not be sufficient enough to handle what you're throwing at it. ported LS6 oil pump is the way to go. Its just a little added insurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00BlackTranny112 View Post
    oil pump should be changed because in high HP and or high RPM applications the stock oil pump can either fail or just not be sufficient enough to handle what you're throwing at it. ported LS6 oil pump is the way to go. Its just a little added insurance
    Lingenfelter Melling Oil pump FTMFW!!! $40 dollars cheaper and flows more. Vid below of Torquer V2 and Lingenfelter. Don't mind the moisture coming out of the pipes


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    ^^ holy shit oil pressure. thats crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00BlackTranny112 View Post
    ^^ holy shit oil pressure. thats crazy
    man that is alot..

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    The 98-99 oil pumps have a rep for failing. The later ones were better. If you are right there though why not drop an extra $140 and not worry..... Melling 10296 Hi pressure/volume pump here.

    Lifters and trays can only be changed if the heads are pulled. This is not GenI/II stuff...

    Definitely spend $40 and upgrade to an LS2 chain.

    You will need springs too. Stockers can barely handle a stock cam. Yes on the hardened pushrods. Stockers will flex with stronger springs and higher lift cam.

    There are other odds and ends like crank bolt and WP gasket, fluids....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Lingenfelter Melling Oil pump FTMFW!!! $40 dollars cheaper and flows more. Vid below of Torquer V2 and Lingenfelter. Don't mind the moisture coming out of the pipes

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    God I freakin hate the internet here in Iraq never wants to play photobucket vids stupid crap. But from what I heard and seen it sounds good and is pretty rediculous.

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    Here is a good write up on heads and cam, just ignore the heads part.

    http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=2

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