What are the pro's and con's of a solid cam vs hydraulic.....
Dont be shy let me have it
Dont be shy let me have it
This just makes you switch to straight synthetic.the only problem with flat tappets anymore is the oils have changed and its harder on the cam ( more prone to go flat )
Do you want to enjoy your boat or work on it?
Working on a boat isn't enjoying it.
I honestly adjust hydraulic cams as much as flat tappet cams, but that's just it only takes a few minutes and I like added piece of paranoid mind
It's not like if you get a solid you're adjusting it constantly
Not if you are running it a couple of times each month during boating season. Back them off for off season yes. ( Is that what you mean ? )YES and no -- usually if your running a big solid , you should still back your springs off ! Not with a hyd ( except for winter ) which i never do ?
I had no trouble, Double moly ringset.Is it molly rings you don't want to break a motor in with syn. or am I way off? I just lost a whole motor because I didn't go roller. I won't play that game again. Just my .02. Good luck Sav.
I think that has to do with the "hone" and rings used. I've had enough stuff on the dyno I'd still feel better about a standard "break-in" oil and then switch. Just my .02I
The "avoid synthetic at the beginning" is IMO BS, as most of what manufacturers put in cars, is synthetic, right from the factory.
They just came out w/ them............ Reed Cams, Peach Tree Georgia, call them tell them what you want, weight inches , rpm etc.......... They will custom grind a cam for you, have worked with them for 20 years, those guys have never been wrong yet.................. I run stud girdles, lash caps, solid lifter w/ the good crane roller rockers............... With that combination, I go through my valves about once a month, sometimes 2 or maybe 3 exhaust valves will be .002 to .003 off, at the most, I run lash caps because I have had the rollers "dish out" the top's of my valves. I change head gaskets, springs and all the valves every 3 seasons, I'm in Mich, I don't back them off in the winter, just turn it over at least every 2 to 3 weeks............ file that all under "It works for me"...................Also A vote for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders..................Concerning a hydrolic cam has anybody used the lifters with the oil hole in the bottom so you get direct oiling and splash oil to lube the cam and lifters.
They make the Hi pressure oilers now (Hippo) . I have a set of them in the Ford now.The only thing I dont like about a solid roller is in an application that idles a bunch. Seems hard on the rollers. Every season I pull and do the roll on the thumb test. Usualy find one every once in a while that doesnt roll nice.