Cam Identification

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Cam Identification

Post by sikoticbrown » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:15 am

It is to my understanding that when looking at a Crane cam that the "L" number in the center of the cam, between lobes, is the series of the cam, as in L-14 will be a Crane 14. Can anyone verify this for me? Reason I ask is I bought a 95 Neon and I'm sorting out what all has been done to the car. The car does not lope, but idles rough when cold. Thank you very much in advance.

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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:30 am

Have you tried messing with the idle air control valve? That could cause it to run rough when it's cold.
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Post by sikoticbrown » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:39 am

I actually don't know where that is... I'm only familiar with the throttle stop location. Could you please explain?
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:40 am

The idle air control valve is a relatively medium sized solenoid that is located on the throttle body. It's not the one that is connected to the throttle shaft, but it's a rather round solenoid attached to the throttle body. When the throttle body is installed on the car, it is the little round thing that is closest towards the engine block. It might be bad.
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Post by sikoticbrown » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:53 am

Okay. Cool. I'll check it out. Do you have any insight as to the camshaft identification?
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:04 am

I haven't had any aftermarket cams, and I don't have my stock 2.0 cams anymore. I know the cranes are semi-goldish in color, but the lobes are like a polished silver color, and it doesn't appear that there are markings on them
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:06 am

Actually on the end with the cam magnet, there's some engravings that identify crane cams...
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Post by sikoticbrown » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:06 am

Okay. Thanks alot. I guess I'll just have to pull the cam to be sure.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:27 am

Well you can pull the valve cover and wipe off the oil and you will probably be able to tell. If it's cast, it's stock
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Post by jamieely » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:00 am

The cam will need to be pulled out to see the numbers.

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Post by 1genRTturbo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:58 am

easy way, if ya dont want to remove the valve cover, and its a dohc, just remove the cps on the back and crane cams are etched with serial numbers. at least mine are.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:11 pm

1genRTturbo wrote:easy way, if ya dont want to remove the valve cover, and its a dohc, just remove the cps on the back and crane cams are etched with serial numbers. at least mine are.
That's what I was trying to say.
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Post by 1genRTturbo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:54 pm

yeah but it sounded complicated.... of coarse it was early when i read it.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:16 pm

Yeah, it was probably late when I wrote it... lol
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Post by sikoticbrown » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:18 am

Apologize for the n00b question here, but by cast, do you mean the serial engraved on it?
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