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Old 09-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Need to remove my cam?

Do I need to remove my cam to replace a broken valve spring? I was told I could possibly loosen the cam caps and gain just enough room to sneak the new spring by. Anyone ever try this?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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I dont see how you can leave it on.. I just took mine off and it would have been extremely hard too if i didnt.. You need to use the spring compressor to get it out and I'm not sure how you can keep the cam on for that part..
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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That's what I was thinking I ordered a compact valve spring tool just in case. I'll try it hopefully this weekend and post my results.
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Might as well bite the bullet and do all your springs. If one just broke that means its just the first one to go. Preventative maintenance ftw.
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Might as well bite the bullet and do all your springs. If one just broke that means its just the first one to go. Preventative maintenance ftw.
They only have about 200 miles on the springs.
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They only have about 200 miles on the springs.
Id be pissed.

What are you doing? Running it at redline constantly?
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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No you don't have to remove the cams there is a special tool for removing them. If you need a set of titanium retainers let me know in have a set. Give me a minute and I will find a picture of the tool needed
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This is the tool. it uses the cams as a lever and you compress the retainer and spring.
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NEAT!!!!!
Good info Mzilla!
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If you have a harbor freight near you, you can get one that does the job. It's real cheap but the only bad part is the part that pushes down the top of the springs are kind of wide. I just bent them in a bit and it worked like a Charm. But yea, new retainers and springs might be helpful, however at 200 miles thats kind of crazy....
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #11
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Id be pissed.

What are you doing? Running it at redline constantly?
No It started misfiring I never got it above 3500 rpm's. Just bad luck I guess my friend broke 2 within 500 miles on his 5.0 fox. At least they are cheap.

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I ordered this from summit today can't beat the price.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tfs-90518
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No It started misfiring I never got it above 3500 rpm's. Just bad luck I guess my friend broke 2 within 500 miles on his 5.0 fox. At least the are cheap.

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I ordered this from summit today can't beat the price.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tfs-90518
Awww... That Sucks!!!

It happens...
They didn't, by chance, have "Made in China" written on them did they?

That compressor will make the job easier.
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Awww... That Sucks!!!

It happens...
They didn't, by chance, have "Made in China" written on them did they?

That compressor will make the job easier.
You never know these days where crap is made. They are comp cams springs but that doesn't mean a damn thing.

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No you don't have to remove the cams there is a special tool for removing them. If you need a set of titanium retainers let me know in have a set. Give me a minute and I will find a picture of the tool needed
How much do you want for the set?
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