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Old 06-09-2004, 08:55 AM
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To expand on what Chuck said, I had a tap on the 560. Turned out to be worn cams, one lobe on each cam. The result at that point meant new cams, new cam followers and new ball studs. Most likely at the onset it was just weak hydraulic compensators (ball studs) which created too much gap between the follower and cam lobe, which in turn ate the lobe. That works out to a pair of cams ($$$) and 16 followers and 16 ball studs ($$$$$$$).
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