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Replace intake cams without removing timing cover

Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by fastford22, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

  1. fastford22

    fastford22 New Member Established Member

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    I have a 2012 F150 engine and I will be swapping the stock cams with mustang intake cams. I have seen mention that this can be done without removing the timing cover. Has anyone went this route and ,if so, how did you go about it? I have read extensively about taking the cover off but wanted to make sure that there is not a way around this. I'm not interesting in replacing the oil pump/gears so that is the reason I'm trying to avoid the additional time.
     
  2. Gruca

    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    Is the engine in the vehicle already?
     
  3. fastford22

    fastford22 New Member Established Member

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    Yes. It also has a Roush supercharger which is another reason I don't want to pull the cover.
     
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    Gruca Active Member Established Member

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    I did it on my 2010 back in the day without doing anything except removing the valve covers. I made a wedge out of a plastic block to hold the timing chains in place.
     
  5. fastford22

    fastford22 New Member Established Member

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    I thought that I might buy one of the timing wedges for a 3v and try it.
     

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