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Farmer Dan    Posted 02-07-2019 at 14:14:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Cam Lube
  • Recently had a discussion with a friend of mine about how to apply cam lube. I would like to call him my best friend but he's a Chevy mechanic. Jokes aside we have both been repairing stuff since we where old enough to hold a wrench. If you buy Blue Steak or Echlin points they come with a little capsule of point lube. That is enough for one application. I guess the confusion comes from the silly picture they provide for instruction.

    I never that is was that confusing, the cam turns into the grease and pulls it under the rubbing block. You can see it properly applied in this picture.

    Yes cam lube and grease are two different animals and they do not play well together.

    Gaspump    Posted 02-08-2019 at 13:41:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Lots of folks do not know what cam lube is. Many cam lubes are for use in assembling camshafts and are oil soluble and intended to have a short duration. Now days it is difficult to find a lube dedicated for distributor cam use. Be ware of what you are using and its intended usage.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 02-08-2019 at 16:57:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Captured this rare photo of the elusive tube of cam lube in captivity.


    Gaspump    Posted 02-08-2019 at 18:30:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Cam Lube
  • Must be the only or one of a few available as it is the same brand I have. Ebay?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 02-09-2019 at 06:27:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Either Napa or Mac auto.

    steveVa    Posted 02-08-2019 at 13:18:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hey Farmer D. Good points. Lol..
    I usually just put a little point cam lube on the cam and let it run into the points nub. The nub then scrapes the excess off of the cam. Always works for me.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-07-2019 at 18:11:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I always thought that diagram was pretty p-poor. My ECHLIN points come with a little tube, CL1 is the NAPA part number and supposedly you can buy it in bulk but I haven't found any. My last tuneup had points that were almost 6 years old and the lube was still as fresh as the day I applied it. Perhaps you can add a better how-to on exactly where to apply the cam lube in your picture.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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