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Old 23 Oct 2014, 08:49 pm
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Default Camshafts?

Just put my rebuilt head and new head gasket on because of a bad over heating problem I had. I just started it up and it seems to run good with good idle but I am getting a not so good noise from under the valve cover. Its like a belt squel mostly from the rear cam but not too loud. I will get some smoke from the exhaust when this happens. Did I screw up? Or maybe the people who rebuilt the head?
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Old 23 Oct 2014, 11:46 pm
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Default Re: Camshafts?

The thread title is misleading? Maybe should have been valve-train noise or something like that? Get an audio scope or make one with a piece of vacumm hose a bolt and Philips head driver and get a better listen for your noise and where it is coming from.

Ultimately I recommend to limit driving until you can remove the valve cover for a visual inspection.

If you are tearing up the cam caps the metal flakes will go through your engine and damage rod and main bearings and you oil pump. Also can damage other valve-train parts.
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