I kindly need your professional opinion on the pics that are attached. It’s a SADI core Comp XE274HR for SBF. A friend of mine bought the cam, which turned out to be third-hand (a guy had bought it from another guy, and then my friend bought it from #2). It was sold as brand new in box. From the pics, you can see it hasn’t been run, but is the rust on the lobes cause for concern in your opinion? What about the lobe that has the chunk missing from the side at the peak? To me, that was most concerning. I don’t know enough about the rust issue and knew you’d be able to help a guy out. The guy that sold it to my buddy of course says there’s nothing wrong with the cam, so I figured the words of a respected cam guy in the industry should set this straight. Thanks,
So Justin, the ball's in your court. Hope you do the right thing.Chris good to hear from you again, well it looks like that camshaft has been exposed to a very damp climate for who knows how long. The scarred metal which was obviously the result of surface rust is not a good thing because it has diminished the life of the camshaft as opposed to a new one. By that I mean it has compromised the surface whereas the initial wear will now be accelerated. You can subtract roughly 10,000 miles from the life of this cam. The notch out of the lobe could be an area of concern, especially if it is in or near the path of the roller lifter. If it is not near the path then it is of no concern other than the cosmetic effect. I did find the XE274HR hydraulic roller camshaft which I would expect to be ground on a SADI core but not a solid roller core of any kind should be ground on a SADI. As far as the camshaft being a used one, I cannot tell that by looking at these pictures. Usually there would be a visible path up the opening ramp of the lobes if it had been exposed to any kind of load. In any event I hope he didn’t pay to much for it, $20.00 would be normal for a camshaft in that condition at a swap meet.
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Carson City, Nevada
Here's my suggestion for plan of action, Jeff.You can file a claim in the Corral.net Negative seller/buyer feedback section to alert others on the board! Make sure to include the thread link so that others can read what has happened.
File a complaint with Paypal for either item not received or item significantly not as described. If the seller does not resolve the issue, escalate the issue to a claim within 45 days of the transaction and attempt to recover your money. EDIT: Disregard, since PayPal has proven they don't care about protecting your money.
If you paid with a Postal Money order, kindly inform the seller they are committing FEDERAL mail fraud as well, and your Postmaster is most happy to assist in filing these claims.
You should also file a claim with www.ripoffreport.com to make the alert more widespread. Please read that board as it has a lot of useful information.
Last you can file a claim with www.ic3.gov who works with the FBI and National White Collar Crime Center. Claims can be files on behalf of someone or as a group if needed.
When buying or selling anything please collect as much information from the person on the other end as possible. Things like home address (No PO boxes), phone number, full name and also check in the feedback section and with other members on their experiences. This will save a lot of headaches!!!
I agree 100%.It's a shame that there continue to be dirtbags that deal like this and screw honest people trying to enjoy the sport they love.
Justin- don't worry. Karma is a real bitch. Just remember the next time you get fxxked on a deal, you earned it, buddy.
What you really meant was, "I am not going to run this because I know it's a piece of caca and I'll pawn it off on some sorry MF by using pics from somebody else's eBay auction. Sucker!"teal_94gt said:I am not going to run this since it does not go well with my combo I anticipated.
Chumps like this are a disgrace to this hobby. Call his local police department and see if they are willing to help.Jeff, can't hurt to call his local police department, and file a complaint. Can always cross your fingers and hope he's got an outstanding warrant, then they can go pick him up and add larceny to his list.