I thought that when the cams broke they bent valves and scratched cylinder walls and pistons and all that good stuff.
Hey! The vacation is to Monterey, CA, not San Fransisco!Originally posted by kjw86ca@Apr 1 2004, 11:33 AM
Yeah if the cams go usually you need a whole new engine. That's why so many people have to junk it. I know when the cams went on ours it sounded like a tractor. Never did find out what ended up happening with it. *shurg*
Dan...is Wes your b/f or what? You guys are going on vacation together, and now buying cars together? Heh...
ExactlyOriginally posted by Zeptoplix@Apr 1 2004, 01:59 PM
Since the cam is not spinning the valves are remaining stationary, some up some down, and if they are down, the piston comes up and makes contact, it most cases, damage occurs depending on the design of the engine. The V8 is interference.
The teeth on the cam sprocket are fine. The sprocket is probably spinning on the cam. That's how the failure starts... the sprocket "walks" from side-to-side on the cam until it is loose enough to spin independently of the cam. Then you have variable valve timingOriginally posted by dant98@Apr 1 2004, 11:34 AM
Rereading the description I see he says that the "cam gear" is broken and that the engine turns over, but the heads aren't moving cause of the broken cam. Does that sounds right? Maybe the teeth are striped of the cam sproket?