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Old 09-21-2005, 12:17 AM
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There has been no change in the quality of cams or lifters in the past 40 years.All the recent cam failures are being caused by the fact .....
.....Take my word for it,the problem is the oil{or some other mechanical issue such as improper engine assmebly}.

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IMHO

1) Isn't there a possiblity that there might have been some bad cam blanks or bad grindings?

2) Did anyone ever have to crank an engine for more than 2 seconds before it started the first time??? Is it possible that the continued slow cranking wiped the lube off the cam by the time it started?????

I have never seen an engine from a run-in machine lose a cam.
I have never seen an engine using break-in springs lose a cam.
Never.
OK..... 40 years.
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