944Hybrids: 924/944/968 and 928 V8 Conversions
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Post  bp944 Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:18 pm

How hard is it to swap a cam while its in the 944? Do you have to pull the engine out to swap it. I'm just debating between going with a ls6 cam now and swap for a larger profile cam later on or do I just go with it right now.


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Post  modenas Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:17 am

if you pull everything out in the front, like the rad and fans, and ac (if you have one) it should just come out, but why dont you be the first to attempt that and tell us, if you fail then we know but if you get it, then we to buy the new 2 piece cam cover.

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Post  cfgioja Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:44 am

to install the cam you would either most likely have to pull the rad and a/c stuff. or drop the engine to get it done.

Its the bad part about 350 motors and having one cam in the middle of the block not like ricers with Dual cams on the top.

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Post  Dawgz83948 Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:11 am

I've replaced the cam 2x on my 944. I had to remove the nose panel and radiator and then I was able to remove it with no issues. For the record I do not have A/C.

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Post  944v8inDFW Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:32 am

On a late car it is pretty easy to swap cams in car. I normally remove nose panel rad and bumper. On the early it is a little harder if you got one with the welded in nose panel.

On the LSx motors no need to even remove the intake! Major word of caution, if you touch the oil pump, thus O-ring on the pickup tube, make sure you replace it and it is seated correctly. There are several upgrades for the o-ring. I think the latest is called the "blue" o-ring.

Most of the LSx engine failures I have seen have all been due to that o-ring not being positioned correctly. Dont be scared, just be aware.


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Post  944v8inDFW Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:17 pm

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pretty decent write up, noting the use of magnets to help hold up the lifters during cam removal


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Post  hpt951 Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:00 pm

adding some input for anyone searching later:
I swapped cams in the the car (no AC). Required removing the radiator, unbolting the motor mounts and raising the engine up as high as it would go. I still needed about 2-3mm of clearance on the front bumper beam- nothing 48 oz of hammer couldn't fix! I used 5/16 wooden dowel as the tool to hold the lifters up, at about $1 it's the way to go instead of 16 magnets or some 'special' tool. Worked like a charm.
Worst part for me was removing the hydroboost to remove the #1 bank valve cover. I seriously considered dropping the engine instead!


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