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ready2race23
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted July 13, 2005 05:48 PM  
We run our new motor fri. We got hot 280. Changing oil and filter have a little metal bronze chips in filter. Is this normal or do i need to go deeper in. Have never cut the filter before so it is new to me.

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 390
posted July 13, 2005 07:44 PM  
We run a steel gear. Going to pull motor and put all new bearings. Thank you.

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 390
posted July 14, 2005 06:51 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by x13jc:
if that is a roller cam, you need to leave the bronze one in.

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why does do the roller cam need a bronze gear on the distributor... ?

ready2race23
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted July 14, 2005 10:43 AM  
It is a solid lift.

KPLugnut
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1019
posted July 14, 2005 10:53 AM  
roller cams are made from billet material much harder than stock iron distributor gears. "solid lift" cams are not always made from that same material, so it has nothing to do with it being a "solid lift" cam.
Bronze gears hold up better, but are not always needed, unless, of course, it is a roller cam, then they are needed.
And just to add more confusion to things, the Cup guys aren't using iron OR bronze gears anymore....they are a composite material that is lighter than metal.
I'm sure Steve H. can confirm and add more info tho...

KP

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