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Old 03-31-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Can a cam be installed with the engine still in the car?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Yes, but not easily. (Remove rad etc)
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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It can but it's a lot of work. You'll need to drain the water & remove the radiator, support the engine at the pan, remove the timing cover, remove the oil pan & the flywheel cover at the rear of the pan. You will need to remove the side valve cover & remove all the valve keepers to free the valves to move up & down. Make sure you line up the timing marks on the cam & crank gear & start the removal. You will want to keep track of which lifters drop out so you can make sure they go back with the same valve. There are a number of other things assumed like draining the oil. Hope this gives you an idea of what's involved. I probably missed a few things as well but it can be done.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thank you guys I plan to change oil pump and lifers at the same time.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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I'd pull the engine. I hate working on my back with oil drippin' on my face, in my eyes and all through my hair
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