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Old 09-09-2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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what to lube cams with before re installing?

hello guys I am getting ready to put my head back together and was wondering what you guys suggest using for lubing up the cam lobes? Will my regular oil I use be fine? or do I need something that will stay more so in place till the engine is pressurized with oil?

Also when tighting them down(I used grkguys) post for spec and certain order but was cursious if you do lobe 1 first and go straight to the tq requirment? or do you get them all hand tight first then torque down in correct order?

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:24 AM   #2
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This what I've used in all my other builds COMP Cams 103 Comp Cams Pro Cam Lube - Free Shipping on All Orders @ JEGS
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regular oil will do just fine. If you wanna get more technical.

You could also go to your local parts supplier (any big box place) and get a generic tube of build grease. Prolly set you back about 6 bucks...
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM   #4
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Don't torque the caps straight to spec one at a time. Work the cams down straight alternating around between all the caps until they are snug, then torque them. If you torque the caps with the cam not sitting perfectly flat it can damage the bearing surface that the cam rides on.
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For that matter:

be sure the oil allowing bearing cap bolts are in the proper bolt holes. don't wanna starve anything.

Bearings should be put back where they were originally... I believe each cap is numbered...

Good luck.
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