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post #1 of 9 Old 04-14-2002, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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head/cam install problems

well, i installed my dta ported heads and crane 550 lift cams, went to start the car and it would not fire. did a compression test, and all the pass side cylinders posted 175psi. did the drivers side, and the highest i got was 40psi. looks like i got a bad cam. i'm gonna call crane, and hopefully they will fix this problem. i installed my stockers back in the car for now, what a pain this has turned out to be. anyone else have an experience like this?


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Dude, that sucks! I'm in the process of getting mine together.... after all this time I'm hoping it all works out...

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so does it run fine with the stock cams?
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So is the car running fine with the stock cams? If so did you make sure you had everything done right on the driver side when installing the Crane Cams. I have been throught this process many of times and never had any problems.

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well, i got her back together with the stock cams, and it runs great(measured @175 psi on all 8). the ported heads make a difference. now i get to work out my problems with crane, this will not be fun.

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Jason, you may well have a problem with the cams, you need to check the lash or space between the rocker and lifter tip when the lifter is collapsed. ( I know the correct term is not "lifter and rocker") If the cam was not ground correctly you may have the valves hanging open using the spacers Crane gives you to put on the valve stems. I had this problem with the first set of cams from them, they had to re-do the cam to fix it.
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i'm gonna send them back, and hopefully they can fix the problem

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