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Old 04-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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What year did the Ford Trucks with 302s start to use Roller Cams? I searched but couldn't come up with an answer.
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No Ford Truck 302 got a roller cam. The Explorer did get a roller can starting in 1996. Now all of the blocks that Ford made after 1985 were cast so that a roller cam could be installed after a few modifications were made and the roller cam parts were sourced.
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roller blocks with roller cams were 93.5 on in the 5.0
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Roller cams were introduced in the 1992 model year with the same "base roller cam" the Crown Vics had. 1994 they got a far better cam, the F4TE which was also used in the roller 5.8's and later in the Explorer/Mountaineer 5.0
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Roller cams were introduced in the 1992 model year with the same "base roller cam" the Crown Vics had. 1994 they got a far better cam, the F4TE which was also used in the roller 5.8's and later in the Explorer/Mountaineer 5.0
So to get things straight in my mind my 95 F150 4x4 with factory installed 5.0 (302) has a roller cam? What brought this up was the oil & DZZP. If my 95 isn't a roller cam then I want to add an additive to make up for the lack of zinc so critical to hydraulic flat tappet cams.
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So to get things straight in my mind my 95 F150 4x4 with factory installed 5.0 (302) has a roller cam? What brought this up was the oil & DZZP. If my 95 isn't a roller cam then I want to add an additive to make up for the lack of zinc so critical to hydraulic flat tappet cams.
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Yes, your 95 has a roller cam. It's just a tad less cam than the HO 5.0's cam with. Here are the specs for the F4TE (your cam) .422/.445 lift, 256/266* advertised duration. The HO cam is .445/.445 lift, 276/266 duration (some list it as 276/276) No ZDDP needed
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Yes, your 95 has a roller cam. It's just a tad less cam than the HO 5.0's cam with. Here are the specs for the F4TE (your cam) .422/.445 lift, 256/266* advertised duration. The HO cam is .445/.445 lift, 276/266 duration (some list it as 276/276) No ZDDP needed
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