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GENERAL => General Chat => Topic started by: sparkysparks on 14:51, Tue 31 March 2009

Title: Kent cams and Gas flowed inlet
Post by: sparkysparks on 14:51, Tue 31 March 2009
Do they actually do anything?
Just missed some on ebay but i dont know what theyre worth.
I dont know if they were worth buying, if that makes sense :D
I know what the cam does but how much of a difference does it make?

Mark
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 15:59, Tue 31 March 2009
the better the cam the better the rev range matey

and the gas flowed head will allow you to flow the gasses more smoothly resulting in better throttle responce and a little gain in bhp (but not megga bhp tho) :wink:  :wink:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:22, Tue 31 March 2009
You can get good gains from a proper gas flowed head, i say proper when it's been machined properly and tested on a flow bench. This is very time consuming and takes a fair bit of knowledge hence the steep price tags.

People use this term loosely, there is a difference between a gas flowed head and someones attempt at 'porting and polishing' by hacking away at random bits with a dremel, which is likely to make no difference at all.
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Post by: fishead on 19:50, Tue 31 March 2009
changing the cam will change the engines charecteristics, it is not a case of better cam better rev range. different cams for different requirements. mr renault isnt stupid an did what he did for good reason

i honestly believe head porting can make a lot of difference, and from what i've learnt about it, most of it is done by someone hacking away with a grinder !

though be very, very careful who you choose to do it
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 20:03, Tue 31 March 2009
Quote from: "fishead"
changing the cam will change the engines charecteristics, it is not a case of better cam better rev range. different cams for different requirements. mr renault isnt stupid an did what he did for good reason

i honestly believe head porting can make a lot of difference, and from what i've learnt about it, most of it is done by someone hacking away with a grinder !

though be very, very carefull who you choose to do it


yeah i think i worded that wrong lol

what i meant was the different range of cams available for the 5 can help the engine rev better and help the turbo to boost better aswell (if that sounds right lol) :wink:
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:28, Tue 31 March 2009
ok thanks guys, i think i understand.
When i bought my car i was told port and polished head port and polished inlet. but in not sure tbh. ive not driven the car enthusiastically yet so i dont know if he was telling the truth.
But hes been honest about the rest of the car so far so i have no reason to not believe it.
I ask because one of each just went on ebay for around 50 each, i dont know if they were worth going for.
I guesse theres no point yet until i know what my car can do fully :D