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Old 05-28-2015, 12:23 AM   #1
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Cam install checklist.......... LOL.

OK, so I know the usual stuff. Springs, pushrods and trunion upgrades. What else should I swap out while it's apart? 72k miles LS3........
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:28 AM   #2
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upgrade oil pump
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:31 AM   #3
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Melling 10295 is all thats needed you dont need a hi volume. a real Katech C5R timing chain. it comes in a bag and has JWIS on the links. Some places are sending regular IWIS chains by ummm mistake. Just get it from Katech there the same price. definitely LS2 chain tensioner.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:41 AM   #4
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Might as well do the lifters and rocker arms if you have the funds. And port the heads.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:23 AM   #5
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ya with 72k i would do the lifters as well.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:58 AM   #6
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Timing chain tensioner!

Also a good tip was to use two long car antennas to hold up the lifters! The long metal ones on Chevy trucks work well! Ford ones are no good, they will give your car herpies haha
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:00 AM   #7
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Also headers and make sure you have a strong mass air sensor, it can cause driveability problems down the road.

I just did mine and low speed driving is back to normal, the bucking that slowly appeared over time is now gone.
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Timing chain tensioner!

Also a good tip was to use two long car antennas to hold up the lifters! The long metal ones on Chevy trucks work well! Ford ones are no good, they will give your car herpies haha
you can use anything up to 5/16" rod. make sure its clean. some use wooded bowels. I used 5/16" stainless steel rod
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:07 AM   #9
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And you may want to break the cam in with Br30 driven racing oil..... DO you have a oil catch can? Separate clutch reservoir? And a ported pump is available from various places like TSP... The pan would have to be dropped to change out the pump and the difficulty is in getting the pickup tube aligned and the correct placement of the correct o ring for the tube.

You would also need a Harmonic balancer bolt as its shot after one use, along with using a harmonic balancer remover. And while the stock dampener is o.k. its best with he increased harmful vibrations to go to a better balancer even though the engine is internally balanced the car will have "lope" to the engine and the vibration range in the affected parts will increase a lot, as vibrations can hurt crank bearings, timing chains, etc.
And a three bolt timing chain gear with the bolts, along with a ls2 timing chain dampener " dog bone" to ditch the stock prone to breakage ls3 tensioner. I imagine its probably pretty fouled up after 70k if you have no catch can and may want to seafoam it first.... And new belts as the A/C is a walk on and has to be cut off....

That's off the top of my head.... ooh and the lifters you would want are a part # 12499225 ls7 lifters and can be had for about $95 on ebay...ls3 and ls7 use the same ...... And I do a double break in that's recommended by driven racing, but hey you also need to consider the tune that need to change things, and of course gaskets.
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you can use anything up to 5/16" rod. make sure its clean. some use wooded bowels. I used 5/16" stainless steel rod
Probably want to use dowels instead of bowels.
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What about pushrods? 5/16 or 3/8? About that dampener......what's recommended that won't break the bank? Something that can also be used w/a blower later on. Aftermarket rocker arms instead of trunion upgrade? Is there anywhere to get an actual cam install kit that has everything I need, gaskets, lifters etc?
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What about pushrods? 5/16 or 3/8? About that dampener......what's recommended that won't break the bank? Something that can also be used w/a blower later on. Aftermarket rocker arms instead of trunion upgrade? Is there anywhere to get an actual cam install kit that has everything I need, gaskets, lifters etc?
Go to BrianTooleyRacing.com or call them directly good people to talk to.

I would recommend the LS2 dampner.
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