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Greg Kerber - Cam Failure #555

New 6/23/05

Took in a rare mid week cam weld this week. Owner was referred by a Ford Dealer.


Front exhaust cam was as far gone as any I've ever seen without spinning, Must have had Angels holding that puppy in place. Massive rocking motion on the sprocket as well as rotational movement. A bitch to realign, to say the least - lots of tiny tungsten dowel pins (Probably shouldn't have said this - Some Asshole or another is going to come on with 5 Lbs of important info and say I should have used Molybdenum, etc. - You know what? Bite Me, I don't warranty ANY BODY Else's work and you don't warranty MINE ), squaring magnets, prayers, smoke and mirrors. 7 BACKWELDS (Wrong side of the sprocket) Full seamweld on the front side. As per customer's request.

Other cams were ok, but lots of metal in the oil from the chewed cam.

Started hard like a 96 will do, lots of smoke, and then purred like a kitten - WHEW!!!!!!

Camfailure Info - VIN# 1FALP54N2TA241560 96 Toreador Red, 88,566 MILES Owner - Greg Kerber

-- Eric Lehmann
97 Ebony 42k Welded
97 Toreador Red 130k Resurrected,
Welded 96 Medium Willow Green Metallic 85k Resurrected, Welded

Another imposable job done well by the master. Thanks for all you do Eric, ---Buford

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