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Old 01-03-2003, 08:14 AM
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Post Help!!!!!! Distributor gear wear

I took out a distributor gear along with the cam. I replaced the cam and installed a new distributor. This winter I pulled the distributor out and found some wear on the distributor gear again!! The cam is hydrallic and the new distributor has a hardened gear. I am running a high volume oil pump. The engine is a 350 sbc. Any suggestions??

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What are you calling wear? Are the teeth missing enuf metal that you can feel a ridge with a fingernail (of concern, may be lack of lube in the area) or are they just polished (normally expected wear-in)?
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YES I FEEL A RIDGE WITH MY FINGERNAIL. I AM CONCERNED THAT IT WILL DESTROY THE CAM AND GEAR AGAIN! WHEN I PULLED THE DISTRIBUTOR OUT (REPLACING MY HEADS) THERE SEEMED TO BE PLENTY OF OIL ON THE DIST. SO I DON'T THINK IT MIGHT BE A LACK OF LUBRICATION. IS THERE ANYWAY OF INCREASING OIL FLOW IN THIS AREA? THE WEAR MARKS ARE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE GEAR (NOT RUNNING OFF THE BOTTOM) I JUST GOT SOME INFO FROM CRANE CAMS:
Distributor gear wear.

The main cause for distributor gear wear is the use of high volume or high-pressure oil pumps. We donít recommend the use of these types of oil pumps. If you do run these types of oil pumps, you can expect short life of the cam and distributor gears, especially for low speed running, in street type applications. If you must run these types of oil pumps, you can increase the life of the gears by adding more oil flow over the gear area to help cool off the point of contact.
HOW DO I INCREASE THE OIL FLOW???


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[quote]Originally posted by willys36@aol.com:
<strong>What are you calling wear? Are the teeth missing enuf metal that you can feel a ridge with a fingernail (of concern, may be lack of lube in the area) or are they just polished (normally expected wear-in)?</strong><hr></blockquote>
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