View Full Version : Need Help..have pics
05-13-2009, 12:04 AM
I could use a little help if someone has had this happen to them.
It looks that the Intake cam did not get any oil, I have started this engine and took it apart because I heard a noise.http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww290/Daniel81toyotasupra/DVC00182.jpg http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww290/Daniel81toyotasupra/DVC00183.jpg As you see the exhaust is getting oil. Please help.
05-13-2009, 12:20 AM
uhhh...looks like your gonna need a new camshaft.
05-13-2009, 12:24 AM
Well, Yeah I know that scott and it really sucks b/c this engine is for my '81 bought the car it is out of for $350. But what would cause the lack of oil?
05-13-2009, 12:38 AM
yeah it looks like you didnt have oil flowing properly, you might have a clogged oil pump screen or a blocked oil galley
05-13-2009, 12:46 AM
Maybe oil galley. The reason why I say that is I have oil on the other side, just not intake.
05-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Ok sorry but is this really the only replies I am going to get. I am very thankful for the responses, but would like some more thought on why it only happened to the intake. I would think that some of the more experienced members here would have something to say that would make me feel better about the lack of oil on the intake. Now if this is just some crazy thing that only happens once in a blue moon I can understand, but would like to know.
05-15-2009, 04:48 PM
OK another reply. Oil galley. That was my first thought, so I guess I second the opinion. . Perhaps some seafoam could unclog it if you add it to the oil. Or, a rebuild.
05-15-2009, 07:31 PM
If the oil pressure is not high enough in the head, the lifters may tick. I've found that the first one to tick is the first one on the Intake side. Try replacing the oil pressure regulator(the one on the top of the head), and see what happens.
You can have my cams, as they are a bit worn, but much better than that.
05-18-2009, 08:31 AM
talk to damon (turbo MKI), or Shawn (junkie).
05-18-2009, 09:30 AM
Pull the front of the motor off, get to where you can spin the oil pump pulley (drivers side inside the timing belt), and watch where the oil is coming through. You should see it spilling out of the weep holes on the exh side, and there is a oil feed hole on the intake side where the cam tower meets the head that you should be getting tons of oil out of.
If you're not getting oil through the intake cam feed, time to chase the oil galley...
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