Wiping a cam lobe

Old 01-28-2010, 11:32 PM
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Never had a cam issue, always run half rotella, half conventonial oil
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:13 AM
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I have not used a flat tappet since around 1997...but when I used them in the past I never ever even allowed them to break in properly(fast idle 20 minutes) and I have never lost a lobe. I never used light springs either to break in...just used the ones for the cam I had.I always fired them up and held the rpm up just enough to keep it running a little fast until it warmed up enough to idle. Must be just lucky. Either that or it is the oil??? :?
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:05 AM
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I would not use anything othere then a roller set up now. It cost a lot more but its money well spent to keep that from happening.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:36 PM
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Agreed. Nearest I can tell, this latest motor was a a crate motor w/ a flat tappet cam/pusrod slammer. Sad... it was fresh & he was all excited about driving the ol coupe.
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Old 08-25-2022, 05:03 AM
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I never used light springs either to break in...just used the ones for the cam I had.I always fired them up and held the rpm up just enough to keep it running a little fast until it warmed up enough to idle. Must be just lucky. Either that or it is the oil??? :?

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