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Exhaust cam followers...

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Anyone know of a supplier? I've just unfortunately torn up both camshafts and a couple of followers due to what I think was an oil-feed problem...

Thanks in advance
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cam problem or Oil problem

What oil have you been using. That`s the most likely culprit. :confused:
What oil have you been using. That`s the most likely culprit. :confused:
I'm embarrased to say I learned a salutory lesson in oil today at the toy shop...Up until about 9 months ago I ran Castrol Magnatec (semi synthetic) but I changed to Shell Helix...& I'm kicking myself!!!

I found out today that a number of addatives (phosphorus & zinc) have been removed from most oils here as polutants...I guess the powers that be considered it a cheaper alternative to imposing emission controls...which unfortunately for me has had a bit of a down side!

On the up side I've managed to find a set of followers (at the aforementioned toy shop) & I'm now planning on throwing some better cams at my baby :D
QV cams installed, followers likewise...let the fun begin :D

QV in a 12V?
QV to them is like "S" to us Richard - relatively mild, but still - pretty good little street cams...
Oops...for those of you who drive on the wrong side of the road...

S cams installed, followers likewise...let the fun begin :D:D:D

(The 164S was called the QV here!)
And of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do something I've wanted to do for a while...


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Paint the plenum and throttle body too, looks very nice when the whole engine is ***** and span ;)

Yup...I've got a new plenum chamber (which I didn't at the time of the cam swap) so that's next on the agenda, although not too sure about the is after-all an Alfa & I'd like to be able to see where the oil is leaking from :D:D:D
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