Thread: cam plugs
01-02-2012, 08:10 PM #1
On my ski the rear cam plug on the intake side popped out at wide open throttle and lost all my oil pressure, It took out my supercharger bushings and shaft because the lack of oil to the supercharger. When i was doing the big bore i was going to replace the freeze plug with a new one but noticed the front one had also moved and ready to come out. Let me tell you they are not that tight in the cams so what i did is take a 1/4 NPT tap and tap the cams and put threaded plugs i will never need to worry about them again. Because losing oil pressure at WOT is very dangerous to your motor.
Last edited by JIM'S PERFORMANCE; 01-21-2012 at 07:59 AM.
01-03-2012, 11:22 AM #2
Didn't even know you could tap them safely. Awesome info. Thanks Jim. Will keep in mind for when I build my motor.
01-03-2012, 11:54 AM #3
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Jim great infomation. You are a real asset to this site. Oldman
01-03-2012, 12:45 PM #4
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01-19-2012, 10:36 PM #6
hey jim, how are you removing the oem freeze plugs? im getting ready to do mine like you did, as i hear of these oem cam plugs popping out more often. great idea btw.
01-19-2012, 10:58 PM #7
01-20-2012, 12:38 PM #8
01-20-2012, 03:23 PM #9
do ALL 1.8L S/C engines have this problem, stock and modified?
Will this be another MUST DO on the FZ machine like the intake grate for bucking issue?
01-20-2012, 04:48 PM #10
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