Took a couple of pictures of the camshafts this afternoon.
This is the passenger intake camshaft. Notice the missing ring in the middle groove, there should be 3 on each cam.
Again, this missing ring rides directly in path where this groove appeared in the front cam housing.
And the driver side camshaft. All 3 rings present.
And another close up of one of the cracked camshaft housing brackets.
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March 4, 2011 at 9:25 PM
Was there any evidence that can proof this engine was overhaul before? Any bolt head lightly damage or different sealant than the one used by the factory? It seems to me there is something wrong with the fact both sides the housing are cracked, may be sign of wrong torqued and also the damaged or missing ring? A bit strange isn’t it!
March 4, 2011 at 9:30 PM
Original owner, no one has ever been in the motor before. The cracked housings is appearing more and more unfortunately. The rings are a known issue for coming apart as well. The motors sure aren’t as bulletproof as they use to be!