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Old 09-24-2014, 11:56 PM
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What Did You Do To Your 6.4L Today?

Today all the parts showed up so I can replace the camshaft and lifters on my 08. Wow am I ever glad I didn't go too cheap and replace only the one lifter like I was tempted to! I found one more that was failing and had already done the cam in. So 2 lobes were worn out. All new OEM lifters, and stage 2 billet cam from Colt Cams. Should be ready to roll next week some time! YAY, CAN'T WAIT!

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Today all the parts showed up so I can replace the camshaft and lifters on my 08. Wow am I ever glad I didn't go too cheap and replace only the one lifter like I was tempted to! I found one more that was failing and had already done the cam in. So 2 lobes were worn out. All new OEM lifters, and stage 2 billet cam from Colt Cams. Should be ready to roll next week some time! YAY, CAN'T WAIT!

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Awesome and good luck. I would appreciate lots of pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:00 AM
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Today all the parts showed up so I can replace the camshaft and lifters on my 08. Wow am I ever glad I didn't go too cheap and replace only the one lifter like I was tempted to! I found one more that was failing and had already done the cam in. So 2 lobes were worn out. All new OEM lifters, and stage 2 billet cam from Colt Cams. Should be ready to roll next week some time! YAY, CAN'T WAIT!

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What did that all cost? how many km on it?
pics would be cool!
 
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:03 AM
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Good going for sure, some pictures would be nice, how were all your rockers.
 
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:39 AM
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This truck has 334,303 km. I purchased it knowing it needed the camshaft. It had been diagnosed at a local Ford dealer.

I'll say that I'm not real handy with a camera while I'm working. Also, my photo bucket isn't working so I'll see if I can put up a few pictures I do have.

As for the cost I did some shopping around to find these prices.
$899 •Stage 2 camshaft from Colt Cams
$480 •16 lifters and 4 guides
$110 •1 rocker arm assembly (was missing)
$20 •2 push rods
(Bear in mind Canadian prices are often much different from US prices)

I also ended up spending another $2,100 for a package including an H&S tuner, aFe pipes, and Flo~Pro EGR kit.

As for the rocker arms, they look great. I'm suspecting they have been replaced at some point to look that good at 334K km.

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:58 AM
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Can't wait till you get her finished, always a good thing to see a project come together.
 
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:26 AM
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So here's a few photos.
Here's the truck looking healthy yet.



I discovered rust on the oil pan so I cleaned it up and painted it a nice "Ford blue".



Here's a photo of the severely failed lifter.



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Old 09-26-2014, 10:39 AM
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Good looking truck, you should have a nice ride when you get done with it.
 
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Here is the lobe that caused me to change the camshaft.


Later, I saw this one yet.




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Old 09-29-2014, 11:01 PM
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Today I lowered the engine back onto the frame of my "box and chassis".



Almost done stitching it all up. A few evenings and then it'll be time set the cab down and turn the key .... I'M GETTING IMPATIENT!

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Oh great, I'm missing one bridge for the rocker arm and the one from the old grenaded 6.0L is just not quite the same. Guess I'll be ordering that tomorrow.
Boy those cab bolts can be a pain! I had to cut 3 of them to remove the cab, I got one out today and now there's still 2 left. One I'll be able to get once I've picked up a deep ⅞ socket. The other one, well, I'll likely be lifting the carpet and see if I can get it from the inside somewhere as well. Tried tacking them on from the bottom with the welder but my luck was bad!!

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I take it you tried heating the bolts up to get them out.
 
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I take it you tried heating the bolts up to get them out.
Unfortunately I don't have a torch. And I was afraid that if I'd heat it I'd ruin something. I got them all out now, by lifting the floor and holding it with a deep ⅞ socket. And a heads up to anyone removing cab booked that have never been removed before. Heat them up before you do anything. The lock tight on them holds far too well. Heat them up before you ruin the clip that is supposed to hold the nut in place.

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Today I picked up the 2 rocker arm bridges. Now if it wasn't so cold out there I'd go put it together. Supposed to warm up to 10 again tomorrow so I'll wait. Set the cab on tomorrow night, hopefully.
Also picked up 4 gallons of HD antifreeze. I forgot power steering fluid though. Would you put in ATF or steering fluid? Steering fluid tends to get a little thick at -40 so I'm tempted to put ATF in....

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I believe the manual calls for Transmission fluid, I just flushed mine with Mobil 1 synthetic fluid.
 

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