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Old 04-20-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Cam change

Have mixed reviews on changing out my cams some say use a spring compressor, and reading American Muscle install it says nothing about using one. Any advice?


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Here's an article that covers this. It popped up here recently.

Installing Cams on 4.6 with no spring compressor?

I've always just used the tool. If you can get your hands on one it would be very beneficial, but it doesn't appear to be required.


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https://youtu.be/jxEqoLeMsuQ

Solid video I will follow for my install
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Have mixed reviews on changing out my cams some say use a spring compressor, and reading American Muscle install it says nothing about using one. Any advice?
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Here's an article that covers this. It popped up here recently.

Installing Cams on 4.6 with no spring compressor? - Mustang Evolution

I've always just used the tool. If you can get your hands on one it would be very beneficial, but it doesn't appear to be required.
Hey OP - Just as Cbird had said if you can get your hands on it it's going to be that much easier of a process overall - Comps video is incredibly helpful but if you haven't tackled something like this before rent one and get a few extra sets of hands and a case of suds and you'll be in good shape! Let us know if you have any other questions and we're here to help!

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Old 04-21-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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Just did cams past weekend. A friend helps. It isn't too bad follow steps and take your time. Didn't use any special tools, had friend hold sprocket and chain up while I swapped out cams, no big deal. AmericanMuscle has good install guides. Get new cam bolts as they are one use only.

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Thanks , that's I was going to try, with out the tools.


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Just go slow taking caps off, get some engine assembly line for breaking them in and follow torque specs

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Lube not line lol

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Just did cams past weekend. A friend helps. It isn't too bad follow steps and take your time. Didn't use any special tools, had friend hold sprocket and chain up while I swapped out cams, no big deal. AmericanMuscle has good install guides. Get new cam bolts as they are one use only.
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Just go slow taking caps off, get some engine assembly line for breaking them in and follow torque specs

All of this right here! People get a little scared when they think about doing cams in their garage/shop but it "can" be done - Best suggestion is to start as early as possible if you're able to do so and a friend or a couple different sets of hands helps, especially if you've got someone around that's done them before! Let us know if you have any other questions op we're always around to help!

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:07 PM   #9
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I'm not worried about changing the cams I've done plenty. Just wanted to know if you really need the valve spring compressor to take the rockers out. Don't want to spend an extra $180.00 if I don't have to. But thanks for the advice. I'll be calling for my new tune.


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