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Old 02-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #12
Bill Harris
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In all my years...

I still am convinced that the /5 camshaft (including the point cam shaft--AKA "the camshaft tip") has to be machined in one piece. This is the simply most reasonable manufacturing process since the D-shaped end determines the ignition timing.

I'm not saying your observation is wrong. It's been years since I've looked closely at at camshaft and I don't have one I can look at here, so I may have had the misimpression all these years.

Anton?? BMWrench? et al?

At any rate, unless we can thing of some way to re-index that points cam tip in the engine, you'll need to replace the camshaft... :(

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