Camshaft 350 v8 5.7 - 1988 k1500 Scottdale

Discussion in 'Engine Performance + Maintenance' started by Joshgrizzy24, Nov 6, 2019.

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  1. RichLo

    RichLo E I E I O

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    Wow, thank you for that lengthy response, that really helps us out! I agree with the other responses so far. Keep trying the easy stuff first like the fuel/air diagnostics stated by others and new compression check.

    Camshafts rarely go bad but I'm not saying it isn't bad yet.

    Then if there's no improvement and your still suspecting a bad camshaft, pull the valve covers and try adjusting the valves if there's one valve that needs excessive adjustment its either the lifter collapsed (common problem) or a worn lobe on the cam.

    Oh... have you checked the condition of the timing chain yet?
     
  2. Joshgrizzy24

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    By adjusting vavles, do you mean just try to tighten them? I have never done a valve adjustment, but I have seen in videos how they adjust vavles on engine rebuilds.

    I have not inspected the timing chain yet because I figured if my timing was right on the chain should be good and solid? Can i make that assumption?
     
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