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 the Purpose of a Camshaft?

The camshaft is an integral part of the internal combustion engine. It must be perfectly timed to the movement of the piston so that fuel can be let into the cylinder and then released. This combin... Read More »

What Is a Nitrated Camshaft?

Nitriding is a heat-treating, hardness-increasing process performed on camshafts, crankshafts and other high-stress components -- even outside of the automotive industry. It also improves the lubri... Read More »

What is a camshaft belt?

The drive belt for a camshaft is more accurately known as a timing belt. Camshafts can also be driven by a chain and gears or by a set of gears. The timing belt rotates the camshaft in precise sync... Read More »