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Old 03-03-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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/I need a new crank seal. Is a cam install a significant amount of additional work

My motor is a 416 built for boost by the previous owner. Currently has a "custom" blower cam, which I think is a BTR stage 3 PD cam

I recently noticed an oil leak on the front of the motor, and found out yesterday that it's my crank seal that needs replacing.

I don't intend on ever putting a blower on the car - would a cam install be too much additional labor on top of replacing the crank seal? I'm considering having the shop install a nasty NA cam if it wouldn't be too much additional labor, but not sure how much more work it would be.

My gut is that it wouldn't be a ridiculous amount of additional effort since they're already getting into the front part of the motor, anyhow, but I really am not sure...anyone have some thoughts?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:06 AM   #2
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I would imagine they just to remove the intake, push rods and get enough clearance in the front to do the cam. And then a tune.

Or just drop the cradle and do it the easy way.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
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You'll have to remove the radiator and condenser to be able to have enough spacing to pull the cam out and put new one in. Take out push rods which is pretty quick process. Depending on what springs you have they may need to be changed as well depending on cam choice. This is a good DIY cam swap thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125123
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:35 AM   #4
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sounds good. I've also emailed the shop inquiring about the same, so hopefully they'll give me some good news.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:35 AM   #5
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Labor wise, it shouldn't be that much additional expense, but a new cam will require a re-tune, which could add a decent chunk of change to the bill....
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