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Running pitted camshaft

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by K2e2vin, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    My camshaft is pitted on two of the VTEC lobes. I talked to a machinist today (Ryan at John West), and he said it will be fine to run them as long as the pitted area is recessed, and that the area would fill with oil when the engine is running. Any comments on this?

    Here are pics of the damage:
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    and the other lobe(pitted area is not as bad, but has little gouges in it)
    gouge/scratch marks:
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    pitted area:
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  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i agree. i think they would be fine as long as any metal filings that protrude are taken care of.
     
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