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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Help from someone in Toledo

I'm helping my friend with his Saturn and he managed to break two of the U shaped retaining clips that bolt on to the head that hold the cams down.
A-1 auto salvage on Detroit avenue says they have 3 of these motors in stock but said we have to pull the part ourself.

We are willing to pay $50 for your time and pay to ship the parts to Petoskey. Is anyone able to give me a hand with this?

Thanks in advance.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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He broke the cam caps?
You cannot just replace those caps, they are matched to the head thru the machining process.
Replacing those with mismatched caps will result in a locked up camshaft.
Time for a replacement head!

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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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He broke the cam caps?
You cannot just replace those caps, they are matched to the head thru the machining process.
Replacing those with mismatched caps will result in a locked up camshaft.
Time for a replacement head!

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I told him that. The dealer told him that. His mechanic told him that. But he is a "chemical engineer" and knows everything. I'm just relaying the message.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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I told him that. The dealer told him that. His mechanic told him that. But he is a "chemical engineer" and knows everything. I'm just relaying the message.
Is that northern talk for "he cooks meth"? Lol
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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what year and sohc or dohc?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #6
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Is that northern talk for "he cooks meth"? Lol
It's northern for "a 53 year old guy who lives in his moms basement and can't afford a pizza, let alone a new cylinder head"
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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Damn. What in your life has to go wrong to the point where you are living with your mom at 53?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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what year and sohc or dohc?
dohc. 1999 sorry missed the year first time lol
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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why not get the whole head from A-1
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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #11
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why not get the whole head from A-1
Dood can't afford it.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #12
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how the hell do you break cam caps?

i've stripped the threads before... but never broken cam caps.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #13
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how the hell do you break cam caps?

i've stripped the threads before... but never broken cam caps.
Lol he tried to put the exhaust caps on the intake side couldnt figure out why they were so hard to put in so he kept going.
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