How to Degree Your Cams?

Written By: Aaron Bonk

Article Published by MotoIQ
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What You Will Need:
  1. You can’t degree cams without a degree wheel. A degree wheel will reveal all sorts of information relating to valve timing events. Larger wheels typically yield more accurate results.
  2. You’ll also need a dial indicator with some sort of base that’ll attach firmly to the cylinder head. If your dial indicator’s got a magnetic base, bolt a scrap piece of steel to the cam caps and place it there.
  3. Some sort of pointer, like a coat hanger or a stick of welding rod, along with a piston stop will also be necessary.
  4. Your cam manufacturer should’ve provided you with a cam card. It’s got all sorts of important information on it that you’ll need to degree your cams.
  5. Gather whatever hand tools you’ll need to access your valvetrain, adjust your valves, and rotate your crank.

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