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Old 02-17-2002, 07:04 PM
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Camshaft Interchangebility Question?

Is there any chance that a camshaft from a 380(116) motor would interchange with the 500(117) motor? I have a 500 euro motor on the ground in excellent shape except for the cams.
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Old 02-18-2002, 09:11 AM
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Almost all of the later cams will FIT into either engine! However they should be replaced as a pair as lift & duration varies from engine to engine.
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Old 02-18-2002, 09:17 AM
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That's great news! The euro 500 I have taken partially apart only needs the cams replaced. Thanks so much, M.B. DOC. Isn't this an excellent forum?
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Old 02-18-2002, 03:07 PM
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M.B. Doc:

Not to second guess you, but although they will *physically* fit, the valve timing and/or lift is not going to be appropriate for a Euro spec 5 liter engine. Would you really consider such an arbitrary swap as appropriate? (?!)

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Old 02-18-2002, 06:03 PM
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Both engines are Euros. I was planning to check the specs next, but what would be the point if they didn't interchange? I think new euro cams are very expensive and these are in great shape. The next question, as you suggest is are they appropriate for the 500 motor?
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ON most 20 year old engines 2 OR 3 degrees of duration, OR .02 to .05 mm of lift isnt going to have much effect on the cars running ability. IF you are installing a MATCHED set of cams on this engine then the car will run fine.
ON the rear of these cams is a stamped in number that can define the cam timing (lift & duration) that the engine was designed to run.
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Old 02-18-2002, 11:03 PM
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Yes, M.B. DOC, I am installing a MATCHED set. Thank you for the info. Very much appreciated.
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