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Old 08-13-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by fastersteve View Post
So I haven't torn into one of these yet. Isn't there a plate to to keep the cam from walking, and what holds the gear to the cam? Why/how would the gear move on the cam without affecting timing?
I assume there's some thrust from the helical cut gears, but why is this not an issue on stock motors?

The gear is pressed on. Yes there is a a bolt on plate to keep the cam from walking. Once the cam is in and bolted, youd have some catastrophic failure for it to lose cam timing.

I think the problem on mine lives in the front cover and its distance to the cam gear.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:35 AM
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Stock motors dont turn the rpm or put as much torque on everything. Thats why it should get welded on. The bolt and plate just keep it from pushing off the end and out of the front cover. I had this issue on my dually and it was a mofo to diagnose. When the cam gear moves, it loses signal with the cps. That is how it affects timing.

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