Re: Cam change info needed.
When you take load off the chain guide by removing the cam, the tensioner will extend to it's outermost position by spring pressure. When re-installing the new cam, the tensioner won't push back in because it's designed not to.
Basically you will end up with far too much tension on the chain and end up wearing out the guides, and maybe even the block where the auxiliary shaft sits.
When re-installing the tensioner, it must be installed back into it's re-tracted position. When the cam is in, the tensioner must be relaxed by spinning it and allowing the spring pressure to force itself against the guide/chain giving just the right amount of tension.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
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