Author Topic: camshaft valve spring upgrade.  (Read 1311 times)

dgdogz

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camshaft valve spring upgrade.
« on: 13:46, Thu 03 July 2008 »
hey ppol
hope your all doin good and im here again to annoy the life of u about a couple of things.

here goes.
ive done a lot to my car over the last month or so...and im trying to do more.
next on the shopping list is camshaft and valve springs and short shift..
but what will this do...and should i do it??
im a big fan of ktec and the best camshaft they got is th piper 285.
is this an easy job to do or is it an engine out job???
as im not doin it myself im just tryin to get an idea so i ca budget on cost for labout and what not.
any help would be good..
cheers lads

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« Reply #1 on: 16:08, Thu 03 July 2008 »
Engine out job.

CGB have started selling Piper cams, probably cheaper then K-Tec. He has the 285, 295 and 305 if i remember correctly.

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« Reply #2 on: 16:26, Thu 03 July 2008 »
If you were doing it yourself i'd have done a guide as it CAN be done with the engine in the car & the head still on !!!

Garage will take the engine out & head off no doubt, unless they are clued up enough not to loose the buckets when removing the cam & know how to remove it in situ.
It is awkward but doable ;)

BUT, as you need the springs it's prob alot easier to take the head off anyway & like i say they will prob remove the engine, although you can drop the engine mount & jack the engine up, take the perc fan out & remove the cam using the hole in the wing ;)

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« Reply #3 on: 09:09, Fri 04 July 2008 »
jeezzzzzzoooooooooo
hahahaha
big job then???/
hahahaha
well its pretty slim tht il find a clued up mechanic up here
there is one...my mate... but he wont do the cam for me
hahahaha
i dont kno if i need the springs...but just by reading up and what ive heard...if i get th 285 cam u need to have them???/
sposedly

 :D

whats th difference???...with th cam sizes?? like ashlee said?...285,295,305???


cheerssssssssssssssssss

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« Reply #4 on: 15:55, Fri 04 July 2008 »
You will need the hi lift springs with a hi lift cam.

285 seems the norm for fast road use, really lumpy ones like the 305 i would imagine to be a complete nightmare for normal driving.