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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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New cam break-in procedure...

This coming weekend, I am finishing up a new cam install. I replaced all o rings on the oil pump and in the front case. New timing chain, guides, cam and followers etc.

After everything is back together, what is the correct procedure for a new cam break in. I know getting oil pressure up before starting is very important. I am making sure not to overlook something.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 10:01 AM
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You don't need a service manual just your owners manual. Read about the first miles of break in there. I also hope you replaced the cam followers.
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I assume you coated the new cam and followers with assembly lube. Otherwise, break it in like a new engine. Keep RPMs reasonable and do an early oil change.
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I am using assembly lube on cam, followers and bearings. All o-rings in the front case are replaced along with new oil pump and chain. Timing chain, guides and tensioner. Got the last of parts in mail today. Looking forward to riding again. Thanks for the guidance.
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I hear about the break in period , but how long after should you adjust your valves ?
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I hear about the break in period , but how long after should you adjust your valves ?

I would check them around 200 miles, then they can be ignored for a while if the first check is good. I posted my numbers on the other valve clearance thread for 4 checks.
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Never heard of an engine problem that has had overly done maintenance.
I do this with every motor and drive line ( trans, diffs, transfer case).
According to the crowd on the truck site I do excessive oil changes because I still do 3 K mile changes.

Oil to me is like beer, a borrowed product.


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