Head engine problem Brisbane - PICKED UP / SEIZED

OHC ENGINES, especially those designed with alloy cylinder heads suffer more commonly from camshaft pick up or seizure. The oil feed by the nature of the design is the furthermost point from the oil pump. The oil feed hole is generally small or has a restrictor so as to control the amount of oil supplied to the over head gear. This hole is adequate when the engine is new and internally clean. As the engine sludges up the oil feed hole often becomes blocked causing oil starvation with in turn results in camshaft seizure. The breakdown in lubrication causes the alloy head cam tunnels or bearings to weld themselves to the camshaft resulting in total cam seizure. Quite often these engines suffer sever resultant damage such as bent or broken valves, piston damage, rocker arm and valve guide breakage. Some manufacturers have designed what is called a safe engine where the crankshaft and pistons can turn independently to the camshaft without contact with stationary open valves. The main causes of camshaft pick-up or seizure are lack of lubrication or severe overheating. Another common cause is the practice of surface grinding a bent OHC head without firstly physically straightening the cylinder head. The camshaft tunnels must be aligned before the head is surface ground. Several methods are used by engine reconditioners to straighten alloy heads. The head should also have a hardness test to ensure the serviceability of the head. Some alloy heads require straightening and also tunnel boring to correct the alignment. Incorrectly fitted slipper type bearing shells is a less common cause in OHC seizure but some designs allow this to take place. Most engine designers have different offset tangs on the slipper type bearings to stop the fitment of upper and lower halve shells incorrectly. When fitted incorrectly the oil feed to the camshaft is blocked causing the cam to seize in a short period. Disclaimer Agreement : Every care has been taken in writing this information and procedures, but no responsibility can be excepted for errors, omissions or misuse of this information and procedures. The information available on this site is for your instruction only and cannot be copied for sale, © copyright 2001 UMR Engines
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Camshaft tunnels picked up from camshaft seizure
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Head engine problem Brisbane -

PICKED UP / SEIZED

OHC ENGINES, especially those designed with alloy cylinder heads suffer more commonly from camshaft pick up or seizure. The oil feed by the nature of the design is the furthermost point from the oil pump. The oil feed hole is generally small or has a restrictor so as to control the amount of oil supplied to the over head gear. This hole is adequate when the engine is new and internally clean. As the engine sludges up the oil feed hole often becomes blocked causing oil starvation with in turn results in camshaft seizure. The breakdown in lubrication causes the alloy head cam tunnels or bearings to weld themselves to the camshaft resulting in total cam seizure. Quite often these engines suffer sever resultant damage such as bent or broken valves, piston damage, rocker arm and valve guide breakage. Some manufacturers have designed what is called a safe engine where the crankshaft and pistons can turn independently to the camshaft without contact with stationary open valves. The main causes of camshaft pick-up or seizure are lack of lubrication or severe overheating. Another common cause is the practice of surface grinding a bent OHC head without firstly physically straightening the cylinder head. The camshaft tunnels must be aligned before the head is surface ground. Several methods are used by engine reconditioners to straighten alloy heads. The head should also have a hardness test to ensure the serviceability of the head. Some alloy heads require straightening and also tunnel boring to correct the alignment. Incorrectly fitted slipper type bearing shells is a less common cause in OHC seizure but some designs allow this to take place. Most engine designers have different offset tangs on the slipper type bearings to stop the fitment of upper and lower halve shells incorrectly. When fitted incorrectly the oil feed to the camshaft is blocked causing the cam to seize in a short period. Disclaimer Agreement : Every care has been taken in writing this information and procedures, but no responsibility can be excepted for errors, omissions or misuse of this information and procedures. The information available on this site is for your instruction only and cannot be copied for sale, © copyright 2001 UMR Engines
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Camshaft tunnels picked up from camshaft seizure
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