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Cam phaser operation #4511185
09/08/17 08:10 PM
09/08/17 08:10 PM
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Illinois
tig1 Offline OP
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Question. How can you tell is a cam phaser is working properly or not?


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511188
09/08/17 08:15 PM
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How does the engine run? Any problems?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511194
09/08/17 08:24 PM
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It will throw a code for cam and crank out of sync, or unable to control cam operation.
Why do you think is acting up ?

Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: CT8] #4511196
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tig1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: CT8
How does the engine run? Any problems?


No problems. I just wanted to know what effect on engine operation a cam phaser can have.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511201
09/08/17 08:47 PM
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Alberta
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I have an ecotec 2.4 that had codes for both intake and exhaust. Changed the actuators and honestly couldn't tell the difference other than the check engine light no longer on lol


2007 Silverado Classic 1500 Crewcab 5.3L 460,000kms
Engine oil Mobil 1 0w40fs
Oil Filter Fram Ultra 10575
Trans Oil Amsoil Torque Drive
Front Diff Amsoil SG75w90
T-Case Autotrak II
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Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511240
09/08/17 10:39 PM
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Waco, TX
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5.4 Fords sound just like a diesel when the cam phasers are bad.....
but it doesn't hurt it to drive it like that.


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Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511251
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NY
You'll either get a code or the engine run barely.

Genius BMW decided on phasers without any keying to the camshaft. Just tighten and pray.

Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: tig1] #4511280
09/09/17 02:27 AM
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On my Lexus, you can watch the target and actual VVTi cam phasing angles via OBD2.
I've had it throw P1349 or P1354 when the Oil Control Valves start to fail.


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: Cam phaser operation [Re: DdDd] #4511408
09/09/17 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: DdDd
You'll either get a code or the engine run barely.

Genius BMW decided on phasers without any keying to the camshaft. Just tighten and pray.
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