This mod is great! You can go to the Home page and click on Reviews. Then scroll down to Tech and it will show you some pics. Click on the pic and then expand it. This will allow you to read the instructions.
If you understand what is being described in the cam mod instructions and have good mechanical abilities, then it is not that difficult.
If you think the cam mod is to hard to do or if you do not feel comfortable with it, then do not attempt it. You can seriously damage your engine if not done correctly.
However, with that being said, it really is not as difficult as it sounds. You must be patient! Read the instructions completely through several times before starting the mod. This will make it easier and help to prevent any mistakes.
Once again, if you do not feel comfortable doing this then get spend the money to get it done. It is cheaper than rebuilding your engine.
Doesn't the cam journal bolt require 7.5 lbs of torque? That isn't much at all... I can see the importance of not overtightening it but I can't imagine someone not getting it tight enough without a torque wrench. Maybe I just don't understand the full picture but when i saw that they only needed 7.5 I didn't use a torque wrench I just just tightened it with a regular socket wrench and held it as close to the socket as I could, then tightened it till I couldn't tighten it any more. Since I cut out most of the leverage from "choking up" on the wrench I didn't strip or break the bolts. If there is a serious reason why it must be 7.5 lbs of torque... no more and no less... I'd like to hear it so I can do it properly.
Well the head is alluminum so if you were to overtighten the bolts, now not my 1 lb but really tighten them I could see the cams putting too much pressure on the journals and maybe scoring them or actually wearing down the journal itself.
Originally posted by Pahrump@Jan 9 2004, 06:42 PM I don't really even know why we have a search engine on here or why I took the time to write that very informative post that I made a sticky in the lounge?????