Lotus Elan

Narrow Cam bearings?

PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 pm

I've had to pull the inlet cam out and I've noticed that the narrow (at the rear) bearings are a bit scored.
All the others are fine, literally only a few months old.

Anyone got a spare set of the 2? I'd rather not fork out £80 for a complete set unless I have to.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu May 17, 2018 4:40 am

Don't worry about it, it's very common to see some scoring. The cam journals ride on the bearing shell in the cap because of the valve springs. There is no oil there when the engine is off. Put it back together and drive it.

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