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Old 09-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Cosworth Cams Install... Am I missing anything?

So, in two weeks I'm having a friend install my cosworth cams. They are YD0173 and YD0222 for those who are curious. My question is, what else should I buy to make this install easier? I'm going to purchase CFM's cam tool kit (http://focus.c-f-m.com/freeshippingc...atecfocus.aspx) and a new valve cover gasket. Cosworth says to replace the factory camshaft sprocket fastener with their friction washer but they're 25 bucks a piece... so do I really need to replace them? Thanks!!

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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You don't need to replace the cam cover gaskets= 1 outside & 2 inside. Thet are reuseable. Pull the plugs & an make sure not to miss any cam cover bolts. I didn't replace the cam bolts. You love them.
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You don't need to replace the cam cover gaskets= 1 outside & 2 inside. Thet are reuseable. Pull the plugs & an make sure not to miss any cam cover bolts. I didn't replace the cam bolts. You love them.
Awesome! Thanks a lot, I'm looking forward to the install. It's the next thing on the list. I was on cosworth's website and their ITB's look amazing
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Have you ordered or bought them yet? I was going w/ the cossie's but went w/ cranes instead.
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how do you like those cranes? I was looking at Crowers. a how to write up is necessary for this!!!
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Have you ordered or bought them yet? I was going w/ the cossie's but went w/ cranes instead.
I've actually had them for about a month. Got a great deal on the Cossie's that I couldn't pass up. Just need to get CFM's cam kit and figure out who's going to install them
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I've actually had them for about a month. Got a great deal on the Cossie's that I couldn't pass up. Just need to get CFM's cam kit and figure out who's going to install them
You are ^^^^ & miss all the fun? Fairly easy to install. Easier than you think. I forgot to put a pin= drill bit in cover to hold the tensoner= I ended having to pull the front cover off. A couple hrs longer to do.
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You are ^^^^ & miss all the fun? Fairly easy to install. Easier than you think. I forgot to put a pin= drill bit in cover to hold the tensoner= I ended having to pull the front cover off. A couple hrs longer to do.
You know you don't the need to remove the front cover when this happens?
There is a hole, below the engine mount, you remove one screw and you have access to release the tensioner.
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You know you don't the need to remove the front cover when this happens?
There is a hole, below the engine mount, you remove one screw and you have access to release the tensioner.
Are you referring to the timing peg that would be used to keep the correct timing or something else??
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You know you don't the need to remove the front cover when this happens?
There is a hole, below the engine mount, you remove one screw and you have access to release the tensioner.
Yeah, I forgot to do that & thaaannnnnggg, there goes the tensioner, when I undid the the cam spockets. So I had to pull the cover off. It wasn't that bad, just two additional hrs, I got it going no trouble. I've been in tougher jams= oh well. Cams are well worth it.
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