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Old 03-12-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default cam sprocket removal investigation

Didn't want to resurrect the following thread:


cause this thread info doesn't really belong in there.

But it is related. In reading that linked thread, I saw A LOT of people complaining about how much the cam sprocket bolts were near impossible to break loose.

Even the tech I borrowed ST tools from (don't hate! ) said that he's got a set of Blue Point sockets from Snap-On to take over once the allen key starts rounding. These sockets, FYI, twist and bite into the outer surface of the bolt and hasn't let him down since.

Anyway, I digress; the reason for this thread is to find out (mostly from those people who complained) the following:
1. mileage of motor and or heads
2. style of your driving habits (granny, spirited here and there, racing from the lights all the time, auto-x'er, etc)

I have a Ver8 motor with a reported 7k miles on it. All I had was a Craftsman 10mm long handle hex key, ST exhaust tool and a 3' long 1" dia. breaker extension (which was part of a fence in a previous life...no more than 1/8" thick, if that). No lie, it took all of 15 seconds of trying to break it loose and out it came.

I'm thinking that most of you tried this after thousands of miles and heat, so how resulting in further torquing and/or slightly fusing the bolt into the cam. True? Not true?

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Old 03-12-2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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I, personally, think that the bastards in japan hate Americans and give us every headache(and junk part) possible and the farking cam sprocket bolts are just one of those 'things'.
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