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Old 12-17-2006, 05:53 PM
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ive put a motor together a year ago i have not had time to fire it up yet. i used a comp cam and its cherry sauce lookin cam lube that is runny. should i take it out and relube it with some other type or will i get by with using the gm eos additive and priming the pump before startup?

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Old 12-18-2006, 05:02 AM
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141,

I had the same problem with the comp cams lube. I guess its not made for long term storage. My cam lobes seemed to be bone-dry after a while.

If you're far along on your buildup that you don't want to remove the water pump, timing cover, etc to pull the cam, (you didn't mention what kind of engine you have) at least pull the lifters and re-coat the lobes with brush through the lifter bores. Try to do this just before you're ready to fire up the engine. Don't re-lube and wait another month...
When I re-did mine, I used Red Line assembly lube on the lobes, and also dipped the lifters in EOS before replacing them.
The point is not to wait too long before starting up the engine. Definitely use the EOS in your oil during startup.

Hope this helps,

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141,

I had the same problem with the comp cams lube. I guess its not made for long term storage. My cam lobes seemed to be bone-dry after a while.

If you're far along on your buildup that you don't want to remove the water pump, timing cover, etc to pull the cam, (you didn't mention what kind of engine you have) at least pull the lifters and re-coat the lobes with brush through the lifter bores. Try to do this just before you're ready to fire up the engine.
Agreed. The lobes and lifter faces must have the pre-lube. EOS will not insure proper break-in by itself.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:37 AM
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ive put a motor together a year ago i have not had time to fire it up yet. i used a comp cam and its cherry sauce lookin cam lube that is runny. should i take it out and relube it with some other type or will i get by with using the gm eos additive and priming the pump before startup?
Same thing happened to me, unless the thing gets fired in a few hours, that stuff is gone. It runs right off. Get on summit and get some moly lube. Take a glob of it on a brush or your finger and stick it down through the lifter bores and "paint" the cam with it. Make sure you get a good couple mm layer of it on there. THen, take a good glob of it and get the bottom of your lifter with it (trying to avoid the oil return hole on the lifter). Of course, before you do any of this you want to soak your lifters for at least 24 hours in 30 weight oil.

I know this isn't the prescribed way of doing it, but I've done it before and had it work fine. The object is to coat the cam with lube. Any way you can get that done is fine-

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