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Old 01-24-2008, 11:27 AM
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Euro Cams on 380sel?

Hello everybody,

I've been reading a lot of the threads where people have asked about ways to make a 380sel faster. For the most part, I understand there isn't a whole lot you can do without breaking the bank, and that swapping for a 5.0 or 5.6 liter may be the best bet. I've also read a couple options people have proposed.

One that seems interesting is getting European Cams for the car. Does anyone know if a) this would have a worth-while effect, and b) where/how could I obtain euro cams?

Thank you so much.

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Old 01-24-2008, 01:20 PM
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They are combined with higher compression pistons so just the cams may not do much.

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Old 01-24-2008, 08:31 PM
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I've got a euro 380 engine I don't need if youre interested in that That will definitly make it faster.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:52 PM
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I've got a euro 380 engine I don't need if youre interested in that That will definitly make it faster.
Switching the whole engine will be a lot simpler than changing the pistons and cams! be sure to get the euro exhaust manifolds too.

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:29 AM
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Johnhef, I am definitely interested in your euro 380 engine! PM sent!
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If you are going to go through the trouble of swapping engines I would hunt down a Euro 500...Lots more fun then a 380, and same amount of work in the end!

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