Flat Tappet Camshaft Failure?

Answer Flat tappet camshaft failures have become more common for two reasons. First, production automobile engines now use roller tappet camshafts in the interest of efficiency and reliability. And, rolle... Read More »

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What Is a Flat Tappet Camshaft?

There are two basic camshaft designs: flat tappet (lifter) or roller tappet. As can be imagined, the flat tappet has a flat base which follows the camshaft lobe, while the roller lifter has a wheel... Read More »

Signs and Symptoms of a Bad Lifter Flat Tappet?

Lifter tappets aren't quite as simple as they seem at first glance. The hydraulic lifter is a sort of self-contained hydraulic system, utilizing a number of tiny components in order to control valv... Read More »

The Best Motor Oils for High Performance Flat Tappet Engines?

As with all parts of a hot rod or specially constructed muscle car, the oil used as the life blood of the engine has to be custom fit to provide the best performance. A special additive known as zi... Read More »

Camshaft Position Sensor Failure Symptoms?

While rare, failure of the camshaft position sensor can cause a variety of problems, ranging from a no-spark situation to performance issues. These position sensors are devices that contain moving ... Read More »