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Author Topic:   Camshaft Life?
posted October 15, 2004 10:52 AM
I am curious as to how long one should run a Hydraulic flat tappet cam and lifters? I hear some guys change every year whe freshening their motors but is this because they wanna try something new or the old one has wear? Thanks

posted October 15, 2004 01:23 PM
I just inspect for wear/damage on any of the cams - looking at both the lobes and journals. Also inspect the lifters themselves for damage. If nothing is out of shape then I re-use it - have 4 complete seasons on one cam. It's important to keep the lifters in their same placement on the cam lobe because the lobe and lifter "bed in" as a pair when the cam is broken in.

posted October 15, 2004 01:45 PM
Thanks Brian