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2G Upgraded cams, did I hurt my engine

Posted by Jacolu3, Mar 10, 2019

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  1. Jacolu3

    Jacolu3 Proven Member

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    So I just upgraded my cams to kelford 272s.
    I used the method of tie wrapping the timing belt to the cam gears when both the crank and the cams were at TDC.
    When I was done I checked again that both the cam gears and the crank was still at TDC and it was.
    I let the car sit over night to let the lifters bleed.
    I started it today for the first time in a few weeks. It was raining today so humidity was at 100%.
    I primed the engine first until I saw oil pressure.
    When I started it the valves sounded a lttile noise and I was getting white smoke out of the exhaust. Not sure if it was condensation or head gasket related. I let it run for about 5 mins and it still seemed to be producing white smoke out of the exhaust.
    I did a compression test and got 170 across the board.
    I'm using Brad Penn oil so it's hard to tell if I have coolant in my oil. The oil did look a little watery but I'm not sure if it was just some condensation or coolant.

    So I plan on doing a leak down test to confirm but was wondering what you guys think.
    Thanks
     

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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    If it were head gasket related then the temperature would shoot up quickly. Try and smell what is coming out of the exhaust and you should be able to tell if it is burning oil or coolant. If it is just vapor then it won't smell any different. If nothing else, run it for a few more mins, then change with new oil. Maybe use thicker oil. Last resort check the piston rings.
     

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  3. Jacolu3

    Jacolu3 Proven Member

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    I only let it idle for about 5 mins or less. So the temperature didn't really change. The exhaust smelled like exhaust/gas but I wasn't really trying to smell it.
    I'm going to perform a leak down test before I start it again just to be on the safe side.
     

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