Cam caps

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Graeme1198
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Cam caps

Post by Graeme1198 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:55 am

Hi guys, trying to remove my cam caps On a 1989 H, so I can remove the cams. Basically I have a stuck lifter and can’t change the shim so I’m investigating why it’s like this.

I set the timing to 1-4 TDC loosened all the bolts in the slowly and evenly in a crisscross style I guess you’d say.

The intake cam cap is loose and is ready to be removed Same as the side Allen bolts on the right side. But the exhaust cam caps although have moved away from the head a not coming off.... am I missing something? They feel like there’s pressure on them.

Any ideas?

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Re: Cam caps

Post by Miles » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:30 am

Have you slackened off the tensioner?

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Re: Cam caps

Post by Graeme1198 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 am

Yes that was the first thing I did, very odd... might get a small rubber mallet to give it a few taps maybe.

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