Do you know what you should be looking out for when installing/buying a new camshaft? Find out what you should avoid doing here…..
In today's release, Andre walks us through 5 things to avoid with your cam tuning and what you can do to work around them. Firstly, choosing the correct cam for your application, are you building a race car? Or a street car? These are a couple of the factors you need to consider when choosing your cam - sometimes the biggest, most aggressive cam is not always the best.
Up next is getting the cam timing wrong. A-lot of people just set their cam at 0 and send it - not ideal. This can at best cause the car to drive horribly and at worst cause, valve to piston contact, which no one wants. Along with this, it is also important to have the correct supporting components to go along with the bigger cam such, higher flow air intake and a freer flowing exhaust system,
Next we jump in the car and look at choosing. The last common issue we’ve seen countless times is people drilling holes in their throttle butterfly. This is done simply because the throttle body, particularly when cold, does not open enough to allow a good idle. Andre shows us a work around this so you don't drill a hole through your throttle butterfly
Lastly Andre walks us through our reflash tuning course where you’ll learn from start to finish how to reflash your stock ECU even if you have installed an aftermarket cam in your car.
00:00 - Intro
00:35 - Choosing the wrong Cam
02:25 - Getting the Cam Timing Wrong
03:25 - Correct Supporting Parts
04:18 - Choosing a Suitable Idle Speed
10:05 - Don’t drill a hole through the throttle butterfly!
12:41 - Want to Tune your Own Cam?
16:48 - Outro
Want to learn more about tuning your cam? Check out our Practical ReflashTuning course here