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Author Topic: Cast Gear on 5.0 factory roller cam  (Read 1333 times)
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« on: December 27, 2016, 09:21:33 pm »

I have a steel gear already ordered, but can a cast gear be used temporarily, and if so for how long?
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 09:48:07 pm »

I wouldn't risk it.  Don't really need metal shavings in your oil...

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 10:11:58 pm »

Not all cast gears are created equally and neither are all cam cores.

I've seen a aftermarket SADI cam wear out a factory cast gear in no time, but I've also seen a cast Mallory gear used for months with a factory roller cam and show very little wear.

The short wait isn't worth the risk of damaging the engine.

Doing more with less, or something like that.

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