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Old 09-30-2021, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question Cam install

I am about to attempt my cam install and I wanted to ask if you guys pull the motor for the install or leave it in? I am also installing a new oil pump and lower. Thanks ☺️
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:35 PM   #2
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If the heads are coming off I would pull it, otherwise I would leave it in.
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Old 09-30-2021, 01:44 PM   #3
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The shop that did mine left it in the car. They did pull the nose off the front
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Old 09-30-2021, 02:46 PM   #4
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Here ya go https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=516717 I'm sure there's other video but this one should help

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I am about to attempt my cam install and I wanted to ask if you guys pull the motor for the install or leave it in? I am also installing a new oil pump and lower. Thanks ☺️
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Old 09-30-2021, 03:18 PM   #5
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I am about to attempt my cam install and I wanted to ask if you guys pull the motor for the install or leave it in? I am also installing a new oil pump and lower. Thanks ☺️
Might as well pull it. If you do the oil pump also, you would have to remove the steering gear to be able to get the oil pan off.
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Old 09-30-2021, 06:15 PM   #6
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Seems like it’s just to much hassle to do it in car. Pulling the pump, messing with timing chain and timing alignment. I think most places are just pulling the motor out now.
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Old 10-01-2021, 04:07 AM   #7
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Seems like it’s just to much hassle to do it in car. Pulling the pump, messing with timing chain and timing alignment. I think most places are just pulling the motor out now.
Vengeance Racing pulls the engine to install a cam.
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Old 10-01-2021, 04:24 AM   #8
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Mine was pulled out
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:17 AM   #9
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My front subframe was dropped It's more efficient, especially if you are doing Cam, valvetrain, valley cover, oil pump, heads, etc. Less chance to damage car and all you pay is the price of an alignment at the end of the day.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:31 AM   #10
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It just takes a few hours to pull the motor. Just pull it, that way you can do a nice clean install on a stand.
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:14 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the input….. looks like we will pull the motor.
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:36 AM   #12
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If your car is a M6, pulling the heads while the motor is still in the car is easier. It allows the motor to tilt upwards a good bit more before hitting the firewall which will give you the clearance you need to separate the motor and trans
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:00 AM   #13
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My front subframe was dropped It's more efficient, especially if you are doing Cam, valvetrain, valley cover, oil pump, heads, etc. Less chance to damage car and all you pay is the price of an alignment at the end of the day.
Droppign ths subframe is easier, but one thing that worries me about dropping the subframe is the issues some people had with their electric power steering afterward.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:40 AM   #14
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My front subframe was dropped It's more efficient, especially if you are doing Cam, valvetrain, valley cover, oil pump, heads, etc. Less chance to damage car and all you pay is the price of an alignment at the end of the day.
This is sometimes done on a manual.
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