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How To: Cam Install

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain DIY How-To's' started by civic hatch, Sep 2, 2005.



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  1. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    *not responsable for your mess ups, go buy a tech manual, use common sense, dont know what your doing dont do it.*

    How to: Cam Install


    Car: 96-00 Honda Civic SOHC

    Tools: 12mm Socket
    10mm Socket
    Timing Gun
    Feeler Guages

    1. remove neg batt cable
    2. remove valve cover (5 10mm bolts)
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    3. remove timing belt cover (2 10mm bolts)
    4. remove spark plugs (makes it easier to turn crank)
    5. set #1 cylinder at TDC (Top Dead Center)
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    6. remove top 12mm distributor bolt
    7. loosen timing belt tensioner and slide timing belt of cam gear
    8. loosen rocker bolts in sequence (start in center and work out in a cris cross pattern), do not remove bolts from rocker assembly they help to hold the assembly together (10 12mm bolts and 4 10mm bolts)
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    9. lift of rocker assembly as one unit
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    10. remove cam shaft and cam gear
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    11. if want now clean rocker assembly with break clean
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    12. remove cam gear off old shaft and install it on new camshaft *don’t forget the key
    13. replace the cam seal
    14. lube the new camshaft with assembly lube
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    15. put camshaft in head with timing marks at TDC
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    16. replace rocker assembly in reverse order and tighten bolts in sequence
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    17. replace timing belt and tighten back up
    18. set valve lash
    19. reconnect neg batt cable
    20. start car and adjust timing if necessary
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  2. barenca4

    barenca4 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    did this give u more horse power or not :oops:
     
  3. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    yes i did feel alittle more power on the top end, and also a friend that drove my car said he felt a little more on the top end from about 4000rpm's on up. but i only had it in for about 2 weeks before i boosted the hatch.
     
  4. whitechoc1

    whitechoc1 white chocolate 5+ Year Member

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    power

    how much extra horsepower will that give you
     
  5. whitechoc1

    whitechoc1 white chocolate 5+ Year Member

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    oh my bad that question was alredy answered, but what kind of cam did you use and where did you get it
     
  6. FRODO

    FRODO Teh Oldest NooB. Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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  7. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    it a delta cam its a regrind and you can get it from delta cam in washington state, sorry i dont have there number right now.
     
  8. john92civlx

    john92civlx budget builder :) 5+ Year Member

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    im newb but whats valve lash?
     
  9. Dante S.

    Dante S. Luv 2 Stock Rides 5+ Year Member

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    Can You Please Re-link The Images????
     
  10. rodan

    rodan New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Imagesssss.
     
  11. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    sorry bout the images but they are back up for good
     
  12. lostcivic

    lostcivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    thanks again bro!
     
  13. guwakjai010

    guwakjai010 Dr Tai tai Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    those aren't stock springs and retainers right?
     
  14. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    yes they are stockers but new stockers, the cam profile isnt crazy enough that i needed to change them out.
     
  15. Kenzo

    Kenzo New Member 5+ Year Member

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    oh you did that in tacoma!

    how much was it?
     
  16. Jersey8

    Jersey8 B20: Detroit Muscle! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    dude your sig is awesome :lol: so true...
     
  17. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    no i live in texas but i had a friend in wash. and he got me the hook up.. great company.. Delta Cam look them up one of the only places i found that would make a cam for the Y7 motor.http://www.deltacam.com/
     
  18. igor_adz

    igor_adz hxrider98 5+ Year Member

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    i was just wondering, how much more hp did it add? like 10? 15hp? and did it add more torque too?
     
  19. civic hatch

    civic hatch New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    to be honest, i never dynoed the car untill i installed the turbo, then blew up the motor so now im back to stock
     
  20. triphop718

    triphop718 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    quick question, did you set the valve lash to OEM spec or was there numbers from Delta to set the lash at?
     


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