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Old 08-04-2014, 02:46 PM
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How many of you are running a aftermarket cam? Talked with Geoff from Colt cams and he brought up some good points about the OEM cam. We know that the 6.0 is prone to breaking lifters typically over 250,000 plus miles. He says that the issue is all in the cam, and that not all the exhaust gases are expelled from the cylinder. He says that some good improvements can be had with a Stage 1 over a OEM cam. I would like to know some your experiences Thanks for your input.
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Don't have any input on aftermarket cams but was interested to see what people have to say on this. I can't say that I've seen to many issues with lifters. There are some here and there but I've seen them on low and high mileage engines. Usually it seems like the needle bearings going out of the lifter, which I'm not really sure what causes that.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:14 AM
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I have a stage 1 colt cam in my Dynamic Diesel built engine I just put in my truck. Still working on getting the break-in miles on it, plus y pipe is leaking so I'm not getting full spool out of turbo yet. Dont notice any difference at idle, but I was told this cams are ground w a slope on the lobes that applies smoother transition for the lifter instead of a hard lift and decline on cam lobes. Plus 30-40 hp.
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I have a stage 1 colt cam in my Dynamic Diesel built engine I just put in my truck. Still working on getting the break-in miles on it, plus y pipe is leaking so I'm not getting full spool out of turbo yet. Dont notice any difference at idle, but I was told this cams are ground w a slope on the lobes that applies smoother transition for the lifter instead of a hard lift and decline on cam lobes. Plus 30-40 hp.
Did you order your motor with the Stage 1 cam in it?? Or did Dynamic Diesel specifically mention that they used a "Colt" Stage 1 Cam or did you assume it was Colt?? I ask because for one their specs on a Stage 1 cam are different than the specs I have from Colt and two, they mention that their cams are from Militia Cams as opposed to Colt. So I was just curious. Either way I've been researching their motors. They seem like a hell of a deal for a rebuilt 6.0.
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I'm in to see what people have to say about this.... looking to do a cam upgrade when I build my motor.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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I was told colt cams but I did see the militia cams on their website, they havea a ebay ad as well. They said they only build engines w stage 1 or higher cam. Customer service left a little to be desired, but engine seem put together nicely. About $1000 more than everyone else but no one had a 3yr/100k warranty on their engines.
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