Camshaft gear

Camshaft gear

Mailbag: 8 Causes of Camshaft Failure and How To Prevent Them

Use only the manufacturer recommended lubricant, which is generally included with the cam. This lubricant must be applied to every cam lobe surface, and to the bottom of every lifter face of all flat tappet cams. Roller tappet cams only require engine oil to be applied to the lifters and cam.

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While the main purpose of a crank is obvious, it has many other demands placed upon it. Rotating constantly as it does, it is ideal for taking drives to other assemblies such as pumps. While it is possible to drive pumps electrically – and there are some advantages to doing this – it is banned in some forms of motorsport, and the vast majority of series-production engines drive their pumps mechanically.

Camshaft gear LIGHT for simplex timing chain, all BMW R2V Boxer models after 9/78

Camshaft gear LIGHT for simplex timing chain, all BMW R2V Boxer models after 9/78

Vivid Racing carries Camshaft Gears (Adjustable) from all the top manufacturers in the automotive industry. Our manufacturers include: AEM cam gears, Fidanza, Greddy, HKS, JUN adjustable cam gears, Skunk2, Stillen cam gears, Toda, Tomei and Unorthodox Racing adjustable cam gears.

Adjustable Camshaft Gears – Perfect for Engine Tuning

Adjustable Camshaft Gears – Perfect for Engine Tuning

Adjustable camshaft gears are the perfect combination for sports camshafts in engine tuning. Since high-lift cams have different control times due to a modified contour, adjustable camshaft gears are needed for this. While the adjustment of a conventional camshaft gear only permits rigid control times, the optimum control time of a sports camshaft is exactly in between. This value can be easily reached with an adjustable camshaft gear. In our shop, you get matching gears for many engines, e.g.:

104930 - Aftermarket - Camshaft Gear Shim - B21 B23 B230

104930 – Aftermarket – Camshaft Gear Shim – B21 B23 B230

Continental first introduced this thicker camshaft gear in August of 2005 and started installing it in its factory new and rebuilt engines. But it wasn’t until November 2009 that it started asking field overhaul shops to install the newer-style gear at engine overhaul. Since it did so in a service bulletin (SB97-6B), almost all overhaul shops considered it to be non-compulsory, and therefore almost all field overhauled engines had their older-style camshaft gears reused.

Integrated Engineering Billet Adjustable Camshaft Gear, Cam Gear Kit for 058 1.8T

Integrated Engineering Billet Adjustable Camshaft Gear, Cam Gear Kit for 058 1.8T

When installing an Integrated Engineering billet cam gear on your race engine, an ARP cam gear bolt and an EKagrip friction disk are recommended to keep the timing components in place under high load/high RPM use. With the added stress of larger cams and stiffer valve springs, the factory interface can become weakened and fail under high RPM use. We offer this full cam gear kit to make the installation process simple, with all of the needed parts included. Purchase together and save! 

CAMSHAFT GEAR CASE BUSHINGS, BEARINGS AND THRUST PLATES

CAMSHAFT GEAR CASE BUSHINGS, BEARINGS AND THRUST PLATES

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Camshaft Gear Adjuster Sprocket FEBI BILSTEIN 46504

Every performance builder is looking for something different from their setup, one may want crazy screaming top end power while others are looking for lots of mid-range grunt. Either way, one thing is clear- there is no one setup that will perfectly satisfy everyone. An adjustable camshaft gear grants you the ability to manually adjust your cam timing without changing the camshaft to modify your powerband and put the power where you want it. An IE Cam Gear is a must-have item for any customer looking to perfect their performance engine build to individual requirements.

IE 1.8T Rear Adjustable Camshaft Sprocket

This adjustable internal cam sprocket is used on the 1.8T engines when degreeing the cams, allowing the intake cam to be adjusted independently. Along with our adjustable timing pulley, you will have a generous range of adjustment, which can be used to fine tune your cams to match your setup perfectly. Installation is simple, simply press off the factory exhaust gear and install our adjustable gear in place of it, then it can easily be used to degree the cams. High strength hardened steel construction with grade 10.9 Holo-Krome adjustment bolts to securely hold gear in place.