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why wont my camshaft fit?
BoostedW124 Offline
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why wont my camshaft fit?
I am in the process of putting my om606 head back on. I just dropped the hydraulic lifters in Next the camshaft doesnt pop in as a couple lobes are Hung up. Like my lifters are too high not sitting in deep enough. What am doing wrong guys?
1998 w210 e300 TD: egr delete, muffler delete, amg 18s, I love this car!
1995 w124 e300 diesel: bolted on junkyard w210 turbo.. yes you can "easily" boost your om606na! RIP
1991 w201: putting the om606 na to turbo into this. Not enough hours in the day!
04-21-2017, 08:58 AM
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hooblah Offline
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
Sounds normal to me. Got a pic?
04-21-2017, 09:08 AM
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
A couple of valves are always open in an assembled engine. This means, if you disattach the upper camshaft bearing caps, the "open" valves will push the camshaft up and close.

Like mr. Hooblah says, sounds normal... but a picture says more than 1 x 10^3 words Smile
04-21-2017, 09:25 AM
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BoostedW124 Offline
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
No sorry i can't get pics to upload through the website right now. I was thinking to put all the clamps that hold the cams and carefully clamp them down but wanted to hear someone else's input. Last tying i need is to snap a cam...
1998 w210 e300 TD: egr delete, muffler delete, amg 18s, I love this car!
1995 w124 e300 diesel: bolted on junkyard w210 turbo.. yes you can "easily" boost your om606na! RIP
1991 w201: putting the om606 na to turbo into this. Not enough hours in the day!
04-21-2017, 09:26 AM
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
You need to make sure that the valves that will be pushed down have someplace to go. Is the cam vs. crank timing nearly correct?
04-21-2017, 12:02 PM
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BoostedW124 Offline
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
Thanks you answered some of my questions. Ok AlanMcR i think i see what you mean. My pistons are at TDC so if i was to place the cams with the timing marks lining up so the "cam vs crank timing" will be correct then carefully tighten down would be the way to do it because the cylinder wont interfere with valves because that cylinder in question will be down therefore the valves im pushing down by tightening will have "someplace to go". I will await your response before "jumping the gun" ?
1998 w210 e300 TD: egr delete, muffler delete, amg 18s, I love this car!
1995 w124 e300 diesel: bolted on junkyard w210 turbo.. yes you can "easily" boost your om606na! RIP
1991 w201: putting the om606 na to turbo into this. Not enough hours in the day!
(This post was last modified: 04-21-2017, 01:13 PM by BoostedW124.)
04-21-2017, 12:58 PM
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Hario' Offline
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RE: why wont my camshaft fit?
Yes you align the crank to TDC (OT on the damper), the align #1 to inlet stroke where both cam lobes are up (more like in & ex lobes are up at about 2-3 o'clock), the gently wind down the bolts in sequence, 180 degrees at a time or whatever it is.

Been reading up on this because I have to pull the lifters and clean them out because it's clackity clack clack at idle..

Beers,

HH



Installed:

OM606/722.6, big IC, W220 brakes.
Planned:
DIY manifold, compound, 722.6 controller, built IP.
[i]Less rust.. 
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(This post was last modified: 04-21-2017, 03:43 PM by Hario'.)
04-21-2017, 03:42 PM
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