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Old 12-01-2003, 04:40 PM
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Could backwards guideplates do all this?

I think i may have found my cam problem and valve train. I found out i installed the guideplates upside down therefore breaking studs, bending pushrods, and one of my lobes on the cam is completely gone, with a few others following on an engine that doesn't have 50 miles on it. Is this possible all because of the guideplates?

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Old 12-01-2003, 05:00 PM
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FLAT OR KICKUP STYLE GUIDEPLATES?

What type of guideplates did are you using?, the flat type of the kick up style guide plate?
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:19 PM
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I'm unfarmiliar with the terms, but i think kick up style. They have the 2 holes with the 2 slots or "sleeves" that have 2 prongs sticking up.
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Old 12-01-2003, 06:24 PM
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its possible ive seen a motor with 12 miles start knocking because it was temporarily overheating
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Due to what?
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Old 12-01-2003, 06:51 PM
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heat expands metal i.e. lifters wore out cam lobes metal got in the oil and wiped out the bearings
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Personally,I think it sounds a little odd. I can't believe all that damage was caused by the guide plates. I'd be looking at spring bind or other issues. Sounds highly unlikely.
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:05 PM
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I AGREE

I agree with Woodz, I think the problem lies elsewhere. If the guideplates caused this type of problem, you would have to notice them biting into the pushrods when you put the engine together. I think something else was amiss.
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:12 PM
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I know this sounds unlikely, but i have no where else to go with it. I have already checked for spring bind.
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