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runnin2wild
12-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Well i spun a main bearing in my 350 so my truck was down for a while and i couldnt afford to find another one right away but i found one and i pulled the truck into the shop and began tearing it apart and once i had the engine out i took the pan off and found the remains of a bearing and then i started to pull the cam apart and found i had a lobe rounded. I pulled the new motor apart so i could re-gasket it and i found the cam in it to be even worse then my old one so i ordered a new comp cam and lifters and cleaned up the new motor and its ready to run! - Note the oil was 2 days old in the pan......

NickB
12-17-2007, 02:19 PM
Gotta love Chevy cams.

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
12-17-2007, 05:29 PM
shitty [36] [36] [36] [36]

sidewayzintothird
12-17-2007, 08:07 PM
shitty deal about the motor but good to see it getting back together. i have the same problem with the cam in my 350 seems everyone i know has gone through a cam in there 350 in the last year

kootenaycat
12-17-2007, 08:57 PM
shitty deal about the motor but good to see it getting back together. i have the same problem with the cam in my 350 seems everyone i know has gone through a cam in there 350 in the last year

Seen many a small block lose cam lobes. Common problem (besides poor break in) is not having a fast idle on cold start/warm up. Not enough oil pressure/volume getting to the lobes. At least that's what I've been told by a few Chevy guys.

runnin2wild
12-18-2007, 02:51 AM
yea well i was surprised that motor lasted that long...its been through alot..its been in 3 different trucks and it was in my shortbox when it was stolen and bagged on so i knew it wasnt gunna last but oh well gives me a reason to build a better one!

runnin2wild
12-19-2007, 04:05 PM
Well the new motor is in and runs like a top! so here some pics of me testing her out on the hills!

Taxidermy
12-20-2007, 12:21 PM
cool truck

C.W.
12-20-2007, 02:56 PM
Lack of good oil availale is a big reason, especially on break in.