Originally Posted by hcompton
Be sure to read up on cam break in proceedures these days they have changed and its very important to follow them 100%. If they say to do it then do it. You will be much happier no matter what cam you choose.
Words of wisdom here.^^^^^^
I originated this wiki article, which has since been tweaked by other board members to its present form. I believe it to be the definitive tutorial for using a flat tappet camshaft......
If using a mechanical or hydraulic roller cam, clean the preservative oil off the cam and lifters, oil them with engine oil, install 'em and run 'em. No special procedures are necessary.