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Old 07-20-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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re-adjusting of the inlet cam gear

We know all of us that by adjusting proper the exhaust cam gear (retard -4 to -6 degrees) we can take 7 - 10 hp more. For this purpose we can use an adjustable cam gear e.g. KENT/PIPER/AEM OR a good mechanic can setup the existing one (default/OEM from FORD) and by the use of a proper tool to retard it in the correct degrees.
My question is how many power we will gain by setting up the inlet cam gear in advance? Did any of us tried to do this?
I believe that 4-6 hp will be gained at least.


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Old 07-20-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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i believe that our intake cam gear is variable and can't be changed unless you want to eliminate it all together.
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talk to Tom at Focus-power.com...it's something he's been tooling around with :)
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No, I don't want to eliminate it. But by setting it in advance few degrees, I believe that we can take some more power.
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won't work, the computer monitors how far advanced/retarded the cam is and keeps it within a certain range. if it goes outside that range it'll throw a check engine light and revert back to 0 degrees timing
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Crazymechanic are you sure or it's just your feeling? Because a friend of mine did the same on a VW Golf FSI and the Variable timing of this machine is similar to our SVT.
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I work on ford cars for a living. you would have to get your computer reflashed to keep it from throwing a code, but most of the tuners have been unable to get much power out of messing with the VCT. besides that, to accurately set the factory gears at other than 0 degrees would require a degree wheel, and I don't know of any company that makes one small enough to fit our engines. just leave the VCT as is, unless it starts acting up, then get Tom's VCT eliminator and adjustable cam gears
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Ok Thank guys!
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Well guys I did the test and played with the inlet cam gear.
The gains are amazing. Now I have 187 HP (program + exhaust + typhoon + exhaust cam gear), by putting the inlet cam gear to be in advance between +8 to +10 I reached 203 HP at 6500 rpm and 239 Nm torque. The gains of power/torque started from very low up to high (not only high).
Ofcourse as crazymechanic told me this was only for the dyno, since on the road after 5 min of usage the Check Engine light was enabled.
I'm seriously thinking of getting the VCT eliminator. Does anybody knows what exactly is and how it works? If by using it we will be able to get +15HP then it's very cool. Does it have any known disadvantage?
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It is just what it said a VCT Elim , It eliminates the VCT gear where you can install an Adj cam gear

If you have tuning why didnt you just go in the tuning and adjust the cam gear with the ECU

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