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engine camshaft broke

PostPost by: roshanjohny » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:12 am

Hey am roshan, my car camshaft broke while on a steep slope and I cranked to start. .
wat is the reason???
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Your post is a little difficult to decipher.
As you have posted in the "MODS" section I think more detail is required, we dont even know if it is a Twin Cam engine :?
You will have to give more information on the hows/when/where/mods/symptoms etc.etc.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:14 am

looks like a robot post perhaps???

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PostPost by: roshanjohny » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:26 am

How?? - vehicle got off while in slope and was not starting. I had to crank it while vehicle was going down the slope in reverse condition
Symptoms- A sound from the engine side
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:56 am

yeah looks like a bot to me
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:07 pm

While trundling backward down a slope, and startling the going motor, the giggling pin will interfere with the johnson rod and spill out all the blinker fluid.
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:25 pm

Give us a clue as to your location or original language. The meaning of your text is unclear and sounds like the result of automatic or word-for-word translation. Post in your original language if possible - someone on the forum may understand.

From what you have given, you could be confusing camshaft with crankshaft. Sounds like you tried to 'bump-start' it in reverse gear. Possible crankshaft bolt shear?? Unlikely, but need more accurate info!

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:29 pm

Great explanation Roger. I had exactly the same problem with my car. That would be the first place he should start looking, then report back.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:24 pm

RogerFrench wrote:spill out all the blinker fluid.


That is the nasty part, most governments have pretty stiff fines these days for illegal discharge of blinker fluid.
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