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aggieE46 10-22-2009 04:33 PM

Shrick Cam Install Thread
 
Hey there, fellow power junkies! Hopefully this will turn out to be a very positive and informative thread, and not a thread showing how NOT to install cams.

I was fortunate enough to pick up a set of slightly used cams from everyone's favorite e46 Canadian. They've been through a little trauma, but I prefer to think of them as broken in.

We had worked out a deal for me to buy the cams a while before the incident, as he's planning on running some different cams. I guess he just hasn't made quite enough power! (More power to him).

Anyway. Cams came in last night. Opened this morning and found this.
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick1.jpg

It's about what I expected. Even though they look rough, I'm sure Adam did about 99% of the work towards getting them cleaned up. He was even cool enough to send me some 600 & 400 grit wet/dry paper and scotch pads.

I grabbed the exhaust cam to tackle first. Grabbed my handy AutoGlym and a scotch pad:

Before:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick2.jpg

Bad picture of lobes/journals up close:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick3.jpg

Half-clean:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick4.jpg

Looking better:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick5.jpg

MUCH better!:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick6.jpg

I still have a bit to do, but most of it's gone. Spend a bit over an hour scrubbing. It's currently soaked in WD40 wrapped in plastic-wrap. I'll go over it again with the scotch pad, and then lightly wetsand the lobes and journals with the 600, as instructed.

I have 2 fellow Fanatics that were awesome enough to loan me the tools to get this job done. The rear cam holders came in today, along with a set of soft vise jaw liners to do the Beisan vanos rattle procedure. I'll document this along with the cam install, itself. Vanos tool kit is coming in from another awesome Fanatic. Should be here when he finishes up his current project. I won't mention their names, btw. I'm sure they don't want everyone (myself included) hitting them up to borrow tools. But a big thanks, you know who you are.

Vise Liners:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick7.jpg

Rear cam lock tool:
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/74/schrick8.jpg

I'll add more as it happens! Hopefully this will turn into a good DIY for people who want to tackle this in their own garage.

Anthony@F1 AutohaŘs 10-22-2009 05:10 PM

WOOT! :excited: Can't wait for this install :D

-Anthony@F1 Autohaus

Rayce185 10-22-2009 05:11 PM

I'm getting mine installed tomorrow along with the Teflon VANOS seals :D :woot:

aggieE46 10-22-2009 05:24 PM

Let me know what you think!

I put the upgraded seals in a while back. Fairly easy DIY.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rayce185 (Post 10798261)
I'm getting mine installed tomorrow along with the Teflon VANOS seals :D :woot:


SL Blak Soldier 10-22-2009 05:49 PM

psh! and you call me the tease!

aggieE46 10-22-2009 06:20 PM

Haha! If I had anything else to post, I would.

Get that differential going. I want to see both your tires making smoke in your sig.

Iceman00 10-22-2009 07:20 PM

I'm going to need you to dyno. Then you have to fly down here, and help me install my cams (when I get them)

jra 10-22-2009 07:24 PM

you're making some serious moves in the power department :bow:

wlmmn 10-22-2009 07:30 PM

OK, dumb question.............is a cam/diff swap only beneficial for those with a manual transmission, or can us autos also benefit?

JB_ZHP 10-22-2009 07:32 PM

Looking good!! Great start to what will be a useful DIY!

aggieE46 10-22-2009 07:45 PM

You pay for the airfare :) There will definitely be a before/after dyno. I won't install until I hit the rollers, no matter how tempting.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceman00 (Post 10798832)
I'm going to need you to dyno. Then you have to fly down here, and help me install my cams (when I get them)

I'm almost out of bolt-ons... sad.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jra (Post 10798848)
you're making some serious moves in the power department :bow:

Autos will also benefit.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wlmmn (Post 10798878)
OK, dumb question.............is a cam/diff swap only beneficial for those with a manual transmission, or can us autos also benefit?

Thanks man!

Quote:

Originally Posted by JB_ZHP (Post 10798890)
Looking good!! Great start to what will be a useful DIY!


Bimmer Dude Xi 10-23-2009 02:44 AM

where in the powerband will these cams affect the most???

aggieE46 10-23-2009 08:04 AM

Turner claims mid-high range.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi (Post 10800725)
where in the powerband will these cams affect the most???


n2Bimmer 10-23-2009 12:51 PM

very nice.

neil1138 10-23-2009 01:01 PM

:thumbsup:

Nice man

aggieE46 10-23-2009 02:22 PM

Thanks, guys!

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-23-2009 03:58 PM

will there be a before and after dyno sessions?

aggieE46 10-23-2009 04:02 PM

Indeed there will be.

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-23-2009 04:05 PM

:popcorn:

Mirko 10-23-2009 05:14 PM

You the Man AggieE46!! Subscribed!


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