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Old 11-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by vintagerider View Post
Two suspected causes of cam follower damage are valve lash too tight and lubrication failure. By the looks of those heavy varnish deposits there was overheating and/or extended oil change interval. The engine calls for API SF/SG. Newer automotive oils are SL/SM with low levels of ZDP.
That's the righthand side of the engine in the pictures - The left hand side was in perfect condition
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