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Cam Bearing Install Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rolled, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

    Jun 16, 2002
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    Anchorage, Alaska
    I am trying to install a new set of cam bearings in a block I am rebuilding. I have always had the machine shop do it in the past. This is my first time...

    Can anybody give me some details on how to do it correctly and what not to do? I want to make sure I get them in correctly and think there is more to it than just pounding them in...

  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    You need a cam bearing installation tool. It's an expanding rubber plug that holds the bearing from the inside without damaging it while you're pounding it in. You should be able to rent one.

    The only advice is to make sure your oil holes line up and make sure you lube the cam before it goes in. And make sure you clean off any "skid marks" left by the installation tool.
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Dec 14, 2001
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    Pleasanton, CA.
    You must have a cam bearing tool.

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