What makes a camshaft lopey?

Answer Camshaft and valve action are the key determinants of engine behavior and performance quality. A rough, "lopey" exhaust sound suggests a camshaft that is designed for high RPM operation rather than... Read More »

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What is a camshaft?

Camshafts are iron or steel engine components used in 4 stroke engines to mechanically induce opening and closing action of intake and exhaust valves. These events must take place at precise times ... Read More »

What Is a Camshaft Used for?

A camshaft is a rod or shaft to which cams are attached. Cams are non circular wheels, which operate the cylinder valves of an internal combustion engine. The camshaft is also used to operate other... Read More »

How to Tell If You Have a Bad Lobe on Your Camshaft?

A bad lobe on a camshaft is actually an uncommon problem with older, flat tappet camshafts and fairly rare on cams with roller tappets. But, as oil companies reduced additives containing zinc (ZDDP... Read More »

LT1 Camshaft Specifications?

A camshaft controls valve intake and exhaust on a car engine. The LT1 originated as a high-performance engine designed and used by General Motors during the 1990s. Corvettes, Firebirds, and Camaros... Read More »