Thread: Price of a cam
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Old 06-18-2002, 05:37 PM
rich30769 rich30769 is offline
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might have over reacted

I might have jumped the gun on the cam issue. The problem was, I just did the head over guides, seals, gasket, etc. I noticed after a few days there was a tapping noise and a really rough idle. Everything was torqued to specs but still I had this TAP TAP TAP. I remembered that I pulled the resistor(this does retard the timing right?), well I put it back in lastnight and this morning after driving for a bit no more tap. I don't want to jinx myself so I'm going to wait a few days of driving to see if the tapping is gone or not. I did pull the resistor as soon as I finished the head work. I don't know if this has any bearing but, the car's idle is a whole hell of alot smoother and no more tapping. I'll let you know where I stand in a few days.
1986 300E
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