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Old 06-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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cam first start up question?

When you do your cam install do you have to get the RPMs at a certain speed or you would be fine just letting it idle for a little?

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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You need to break in the springs with the proper heat cycles, or whatever they're called, assuming you replaced the springs as well. Ask litle88 about it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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I'm doing the install tomorrow. And I will be replacing the springs. I know about the spring cycles. So is there any specific technique after the first start like revving to a certain RPM
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When you do your cam install do you have to get the RPMs at a certain speed or you would be fine just letting it idle for a little?

Yea but it will attempt to hunt for its idle and it might die the first couple of times but don't get on it please. Just let it idle for a while then shut it down and jet it completely cool then start the process a few times I've done it 3-5 hear cycles til it's ready to get on the dyno. So DO NOT get on it til then.

From now on remember that your springs NEED HEAT to function properly and NEVER get on it with cold springs because they might break!

Hope this helps bud.
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Also please make sure your spring installed height is correct.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:29 PM   #7
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Thanks!! Helps a lot! I have been training myself every morning to let it sit after starting to let it idle down and warm up.


And another question how are the spring going to cool down if where I'm at has be in the 100 degrees the last few days
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #8
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How will you be able to check? I'm doing the night fury cam package I talked to Shawn about what to get so.... Yea
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Good cam!!

I know it's hot but a complete cool down would be just to ambient temps for a lack of better words a good 1hr / 1.5 hrs cooling off would be good.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:42 PM   #10
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Ok. So what is the height they have to be and how to check?
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Here you go

http://www.cpgnation.com/forum/comp-...tech-2047.html
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The installed height will be on the box with open and closed pressures.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #13
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Ok I appreciate it!
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Change the oil after your install also, good practice for any time you open up a motor.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:51 PM   #15
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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There used to be a cam break in procedure for flat tappet cams. None required on a roller cam. Do the heat cycles for the springs and you are good.
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