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Scored cam, Worth Fixing?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by rufio0306, Oct 24, 2010.

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    rufio0306 New Member

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    I have a Head from a GSR and the exhaust cam overheated, or ran dry on oil, and scored it pretty good, it made marks on 3 of the journals and on 3 of the cam caps. Is there a way to have a machine shop fix it,? or is it non-repairable?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    If the journals are scored then I wouldn't bother. Only way to fix that would be to cut it down; which means it'll no longer fit the caps, or weld and regrind; which is expensive. If the surface on the head is still good, just replace the cam caps; get it line-honed, and just swap in a good cam. The cam surface("bottom" of the cap) is actually easier to fix than the cam.
     
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    its pretty deep into the head, looks like it will be a parts head! thanks
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    gsr cams are cheap anyway. will probably cost you more to repair than to just buy a new one.
     
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