View Full Version : Camshaft Replacement Question

05-29-2008, 11:57 AM
Well, the cam roller follower in Cylinder #6 popped off again. I took the car to another shop and their opinion (after removing the valve cover) is that the cam needs replacing due to excessive wear on the lobes. Apparently the amount of metal that has shaved off the lobes over time is too much change in tolerance resulting in the follower popping off.

First, what do you think of that opinion? Second, if you agree the cam needs replacing, then I am curious about whether to go with a stock cam or an aftermarket cam? And if an aftermarket cam, which one and why?

If I go OEM, then I'll replace both cams on the driver's side, along with the incidentals associated with the cams...if I go aftermarket with different lobes, then I'll go ahead and replace all of them.


05-31-2008, 12:54 PM
Need Help!!

06-03-2008, 11:45 PM
Not sure on the opinion, but I would replace them with aftermarket cams. Most of the time you can get an aftermarket performance part cheaper than you can get the OEM from Ford. Don't go crazy with the cam, you can expect around 25+ hp increase and you will need a tune.

06-04-2008, 11:38 AM
I'd have to agree that now would be as good a time as any to replace them, if it's within your budget. Like Infamous said, I would not go too crazy, maybe a stage 2 blower grind from Comp...I would however suggest replacing the springs inside the heads :thumbsup: and possibly getting a little port work done at the same time (again if the budget permits).

06-04-2008, 01:08 PM
I must be looking in the wrong place because I see Stage 2 cams as twice as expensive as OEM...Rats!!

06-04-2008, 03:00 PM
I must be looking in the wrong place because I see Stage 2 cams as twice as expensive as OEM...Rats!!

How much are finding the stock cams for?




06-04-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks!! Now all I need to do is get the wifey's permission to spend MORE money on my car!!