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Red05Ram 06-08-2011 02:57 PM

Cam Swap
 
I want to replace my cam with the Comp 260. My motor has like 85000 right now, what else should I replace internally along with my cam while I have it in the shop? Heads would be nice but expensive. Would it be smart to just replace the cam or would I risk engine damage? Thanks!

RedRam10 06-08-2011 04:25 PM

If you got it apart for the cam I'd think there would be other worn parts you should replace, but not being an engine expert I'll wait for one to chime in......

CHVYKLR 06-08-2011 04:52 PM

since you'll have all the accesories off it would be a good time to do the timing chain. as far as the heads (springs, push-rods, etc) I would do a visual inspection and go with the advice of the installer.

does the comp 260 require better springs?

chefred112 06-08-2011 08:15 PM

with that mileage..i would do head gaskets and exhaust gaskets as well (proactive maintenance)...also, with the 260, get 6.1 exhaust valve springs (16x) and 6.1 pushrods. headbolts, crank bolts and cam bolt...

chefred112 06-08-2011 08:17 PM

at 201k miles i still run the same original timing set

Red05Ram 06-08-2011 10:40 PM

Sweet ya I figured since it was apart I would replace anything that needed to be replaced

chefred112 06-09-2011 12:45 PM

..also, get coolant and cheap oil/filter (after swap, run the cheap oil 10-15 minutes), then change to the normal oil/filter you use...

Red05Ram 06-09-2011 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefred112 (Post 544163)
..also, get coolant and cheap oil/filter (after swap, run the cheap oil 10-15 minutes), then change to the normal oil/filter you use...

What's the purpose of that?

GeauxHunting 06-09-2011 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red05Ram (Post 544170)
What's the purpose of that?

I'm interested to know as well.

incubus868 06-09-2011 02:25 PM

You will have to take your water pump ect. off for the cam loosing coolant and you are gonna have a break in period for the cam hense the changing the oil flushing out shavings


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