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Old 04-18-2008, 12:35 PM
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Clevite 77 Bearing Guard on cam?

Can I use this to lube my cam up prior to install?

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Are you putting in a flat tappet or roller lifter cam?

If it is flat tappet, then NO! You need to use CleviteŽ Cam Guard, or a similiar EP (extreme pressure) rated lube. This is due to the pressure that the lifter face is exerting on the cam lobe. This is a low expense item that can save your bacon in the end! (unless you like having to replace your cam and lifters on a regular basis!) Paste the EP lube liberaly on your cam lobes lifter faces and distrib gear. You will also want to make sure to follow cam break-in procedure to the letter. Especially the part about ZDDP content in your oil or break-in additive.

However if you are using a roller lifter, then you can probably use the bearing guard and be just fine!
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Clevite 77 Bearing Guard vs Cam Guard

I just confirmed with Mahle that Clevite CL400 Cam Guard is the same as their Bearing Guard. The only difference is container size: CL400 Cam Guard comes in 4 oz bottles, and Bearing Guard comes in 8 oz bottles (2800-B2), 1 gallon jugs (2800-B4), 1.33 oz packages (2800-B5), and 15-gallon drums (2800-B15). Also see http://www.cleviteonengine.com/publi...s/EK-20-05.pdf for their own product listing.
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