||06-11-2017 07:28 PM
Originally Posted by MartinPred
I bought this engine as a zero-time overhaul from Ly-Con. I presume they're stock, but I can't really say.
Can anyone recommend a good shop that can overhaul a cam? This engine only has 800 hours on it and so far everything else is looking pretty good. I plan to just IRAN everything as I take it apart.
Sorry for more bad news, but I can just about guarantee that cam will red tag, especially if it's a custom grind as Lycon is likely to do, it's already been ground at least once, it's probably not worth the shipping cost to find out. Same with the followers. You can get a kit with or without hydraulic assemblies, they can be swapped out later if you don't want to spend the money now.
Start shopping for a new kit. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but once you split the cases on one of these it's very hard to find a place to stop short of an overhaul and remember you've had steel circulating throughout the engine, most of which will have been trapped by the filter, but not all. For example you'll want as a minimum new main bearings, and its probable you'll find the case halves fretted and in need surfacing and line bore. The oil pump will likely have damage from the unfiltered oil passing through it.
Don't get me wrong, you can split it, replace the cam and go right back with same parts, but the investment in time and money to get the cam swapped out, it may make better financial sense to go back with a completely sound engine, cylinders of course considered separately, everything else yellow tagged, remachined and ready to go another 2000 hrs.