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Ray Finley - Cam Failure

new 10/15/01

May 01 returning from Florida. I-75 north of Chattanooga to Knoxville ran a BMW 328i. Great run, 100 to 135 most all the way. Stopped for gas, engine sounded like my old '64 427. Palmer Ford in Chelsea Mi. 3 weeks had engine out, tried to tell them it had to be valve train would not listen. Finally, someone discovered problem. " loose timing chain sprocket left bank intake camshaft." Have since called 1-800 # as per v8chonicles.

1999 SHO
vin: 1fafp54nxxa257721
DOF: 5-30-01
mileage 31223
cam: left bank intake
repaired under warranty @ Palmer Ford 222 S. Main St. Chelsea Mi. 48118
no new problems yet, but haven't let her run .
I am planning to have FPS weld cams in April 02 if possible (annual Fl. trip)
Thanks for listening and please keep the great articles coming.

Ray Finley( raamlo@provide.net)

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