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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by omega11855, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. omega11855

    omega11855 Senior Member

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    i just took apart my motor and the cam caps as well as the head material for the journals had little tiny nicks in them what can i do to take care of these little scratches do i need a new head? please i need to know asap
     
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    bump
     
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    show pics. it dosent sound good. what kind of shape are the cams in? what engine?
     
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    cams are fine i dont have a camera 98 civic with type-r engine
     
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    [​IMG]so what do you think?
     
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    you have one with better focus? are these scratches on the cam caps too?
     
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    yes they are real tiny not many someone said i can just get it all align honed like the mains so i will take that route
     
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    If it were in focus, I could tell for sure, but it looks fine to me. I have used some less than perfect heads that worked out just fine.
     
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    I would think if it was too bad, the cams would show the evidence.

    Take it to a machine shop, they will tell you ya or na!
     
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    How do you get the cam caps off!??? I've taken out the bolts but they won't budge!!!!!!
     
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    Just wiggle back and forth and they will work loose!

    I gently hold with channel locks as I wiggle, being very carful not to bite down too hard.
     
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    K, I read that you can pry them off with a screwdriver but have to be very careful. I've tried wiggling them just with my hands but no luck. Thanks for the advice. ;)
     
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    Screw driver works too, just be careful not to hit anything important.
     
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    use a wooden toothpick and gently rub across the "tick" marks... if you can feel them, thats not good at all. if you cannot feel them then you should be ok.
     
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