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Cam adjustment question

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by xj0hnx, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Ok, advancing your cam gear brings the valves closer to the pistons, because you're setting them to open later right? My question is, is it possible on a B16A with CTR cams and OEM head gasket to advance them so far that they contact the pistons? Just wondering since I will be playing with this soon, and I don't want to smack the insides around.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    you'll be fine, just don't be advancing like 10 degrees.


    chances are you'll end up adjusting them max by 3 degrees.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Cool, these go + or - 10 degrees, but yea, I have only seen anyone going more than +3 a couple times.
     
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    yeah, 3 or 4 is like the max you'd ever want to go make power.

    but with a high dome piston and poor cam settings, its VERY possible to tap a valve. thats why you clay it :)
     
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