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    Well, after a grueling 12 hours, the cam is in.

    An hour of that was spent looking for my 10mm box wrench (it was by the laptop and I swear, it wasn't until the 4th time I looked there that it appeared), probably an hour of bullshitting around, and an hour wrestling with the oil pan before I broke down and called larry for consult. Other than that, it was my first time breaking into an LS engine, and yeah, I took my time.

    Its making more valve noise than I'm comfortable with (on startup it was hellacious until the lifters pumped up). I'm hoping its normal for a .600 lift cam, but I'm hoping to have someone who has experience take a listen tomorrow. It idles good, no oil pressure light, and I know, the cam is a lot more aggressive, it just makes me nervous and I have no context.
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    Well, either I was just being overly sensitive last night, or it sounds MUCH smoother today. definitely pulls well to 4000rpm, which is as high as I've taken it yet. Going to give it a couple more heat cycles before I give her hell, but VERY pleased with the results thus far, now that my mini panic attack is over.
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    glad it went well for you. I swear it takes these things a couple of times running before the car "gets " that it has a new cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR3W CITY View Post
    glad it went well for you. I swear it takes these things a couple of times running before the car "gets " that it has a new cam.
    Nice part is it fired right up with the tune I "borrowed" off the HPT repository, but yeah, definitely took a couple minutes for it to settle in.
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    Picked up a random misfire code yesterday... I cleared it and it hasn't come back YET.. but I looked at my fuel trims today and I need a TUUUUUUNE! lol
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    From what I've heard random misfire codes aren't that common on a new cam, like you said, hopefully it stays gone. Either way, probably nothing to worry about.
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    It came back, but I'm really not worried about it. I'm assuming its storing it on startup, and either way I'm going to need to just take it in to get tuned correctly. I'm probably going to hold off until I have my mids, and decide if I'm going to drop the money on a FAST or not. The car is getting parked for the winter soon so it may be pushed off until spring.
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    Cold idle:

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    I mean I guess it sounds good if you're into that kind of thing ... Which I am.

    I'm just jealous that you didn't have to buy and install 4 of them


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    It smooths out quite a bit when its warm, which disappointed me a little.

    I would happily trade it for a boosted mustang if you prefer the simplicty of a single cam, pre-installed. Just sayin.
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