Anyone else heard about retarding an e cam?

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  1. Nacho

    Nacho Active Member

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    A friend of mine said that he read somewhere that retarding the e cam by 2 degrees will make it run even better. Anyone else heard of this?

    Do you have anymore useful info Ryclef? O0
     
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    Ive been told this too. Cant help you tho sorry.
     
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    Some guys from stangnet helped me out. I just wanted to see what people on here had to say. O0
     
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    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    what was the verdict?
     
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    Not to do it cause is wasn't worth the driveablity I'd be giving up. It would shift the power band up by a few rpm but it would be a DOG in lower rpms. Since I have a vert, I need all the help I can get in lower rpms. So forget it was the verdict.
     
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    ok if you advance and retard here is what will happen!

    Performance

    Shift power curve down
    Advancing the Cam Approximately 200 rpm
    for a 4 degree change

    Shifts power curve up
    Retarding the cam approximately 200 rpm
    for a 4 degree change



    Adavancing the cams Piston to valve clearance
    Intake valve loses
    Exhaust valve gains

    Retarding the cams Intake valve gains
    Exhaust valve loses


    Advancing the cams Valve Timing
    All Timing events occur sooner

    Retarding the cams All Timing events occur later
     
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    Thanks Ran, you are the man. :hammer: O0
     
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    you mister busta rhymes