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Old 05-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Camshaft movement

I installed the cam and thrust plate. The cam moves in and out a little bit. Should there be no movement at all?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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there should be some movement, you'll have to measure it to see if end play is within spec
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A few months ago I bought a Cloyes timing chain (part number 9145) and today I tried putting it on and it does not fit. The teeth won't go into the chain nice and even. What timing chain should I buy that will fit?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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I think if the camshaft movement exceeds .009 they want you to replace the thrust plate.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Yeah .004-.008 end play, I believe.
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i run .005 on my torrington set up iirc
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