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Differences on AEM cam gears?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by DJCujo84, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. DJCujo84

    DJCujo84 Junior Member

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    Is there any differnce between the AEM cam gears between sohc and dohc? Because my friend wants to sell me one but he doesnt know for wich motor its for, if it makes a differnce.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    dont bother they are known to slip .... get skunk2
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    thats the old ones, they fixed it in the new version
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    get cam gears that can't be adjusted for more than 5 degrees both ways. Toda, Spoon, Jun make such units.



    Milan
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Yes, DOHC and SOHC gears are different, they are not interchangeable.

    And I've never had a problem with my AEM gears, all I did was switch out the crappy bolts they give you with beefier bolts that are easier to work with.
     
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    DJCujo84 Junior Member

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    How can i tell if there for dohc or sohc. And its the new kind not the old kind.
     
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    yes, if there is 2 its for a DOHC, if theres 1 its for a SOHC.
     
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    I know that, but he only has one because it was given to him. So it could be one from a dohc set or just the sohc one. Is there any differnce on the gear it self if it were from either set?
     
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    if he was only given 1 then its SOHC. also it would be about the size of a roll of masking tape new. the dohc cam gears are gonna be smaller more like the size of a soda can.


    a friend of mine had his Skunk2 cam gears slip and destroyed his entire top end and a few pistons.
     
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    sucks for your friend, how do they slip?
     
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    honestly i never asked how they slipped. i just asked him why his motor was blown up. he said he cam gears slipped.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    duh- lol
    but they are also different sizes... you can't buy 2 SOHC cam gears and use them on a b-series.

    AEM's, et al, 3-bolt designs suck. 4+ work well
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    So if someone gives me one cam, it must be from a SOHC engine? :rolleyes:
     
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