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If you’ve ever had to lubricate the cam bearings on a Cummins or Duramax engine, it can be quite the chore to reach those center cam bearings. Jeff McCord of LinCo Diesel Performance has an easy and nifty solution.
Chuck Barnett will talk about all thing cam bearings. He’ll go from their standard cam bearings to high performance cam bearings, their “Save a Block and Save a Cam” series and new applications for pickup truck diesels.
Replacing camshaft bearings during an engine rebuild is a no-brainer, but don’t take the process lightly. Simply knocking out the old bearings and installing fresh ones with little regard to bearing selection, sizing or alignment is a big mistake.
Some of the later roller cam 3.1L blocks for the ’93-’94 Chevy VIN M are showing up with oversize cam bearing bores that appear to have been caused by spun cam bearings. If a new cam bearing is installed in a bore that has been damaged, it will spin in the block, cut off the