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Old 05-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'97 evo Cam Cover replacement

I have some Chrome pitting on the Cam Cover and bought a new one. My local Tech says I should not attempt to change this myself as it is a major job. Having read the manuals, I don't see why as long as I use a proper pullers, it looks to me like a straight off/on job. Anybody done this?

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The cam has pressure on it from the pushrods, (pushing the cam down). When you pull the cover, the cam will move down against the pinion gear..(pressure from the pushrods), making it difficult to get the cover back on as you will not be able to get the end of the cam lined up with the bushing in the cover. I have done it by getting the cover lined up on the pinion shaft/bushing, pushing in on the cover as I rotate the rear wheel back and forth in a couple of spots......this will move the cam around enough to get it, otherwise you'll need to go with adjustable pushrods or remove rockers....give it a shot.






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Old 05-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, thanks guys. I think I will let the local wrench do it, he has suggested a Cam upgrade at the same time.

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Old 05-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have him change the cam bearings to Torringtons
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi mtkawboy
will that get rid of a little rattle it get when trottling off or taking the load of the engine. I have 53,000 miles up and it has never gotten any worse but always felt it was Cam based

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Old 05-22-2008, 05:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Make sure your local guy is aware of the Moco bulletin stating "to inspect and or replace" lifters at 25,000 miles.
Bob Wood 6 or EV-27, are extremely good cam choices.
Both will really turn way up if ever compression is picked up to 9.7/1, or there about.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for that Palmer Bros,
Nice to get info from a possible relation :-)

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