Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

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Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Fri 29 May 2015, 13:52

Hullo All,
My son's camshaft has snapped in half!! 8O It is a 1994 Opel Kadett 140. :mrgreen: I need a good condition camshaft at a fair price like yesterday yesterday in the Vaal area! Or very close. Will pay cash!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by ters » Fri 29 May 2015, 17:16

Johann72 wrote:Hullo All,
My son's camshaft has snapped in half!! 8O It is a 1994 Opel Kadett 140. :mrgreen: I need a good condition camshaft at a fair price like yesterday yesterday in the Vaal area! Or very close. Will pay cash!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Unfortunately not close to Vaal oom Johann. They sell 2nd hand or brand new...bought one for a friend 3 years ago @ R600, brand new.

http://www.asapspares.co.za/

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Fri 29 May 2015, 17:39

ters wrote:
Johann72 wrote:Hullo All,
My son's camshaft has snapped in half!! 8O It is a 1994 Opel Kadett 140. :mrgreen: I need a good condition camshaft at a fair price like yesterday yesterday in the Vaal area! Or very close. Will pay cash!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Johann
Unfortunately not close to Vaal oom Johann. They sell 2nd hand or brand new...bought one for a friend 3 years ago @ R600, brand new.
http://www.asapspares.co.za/ Ters.
Thanks Ters, I can get a new cam from Kotwals for R850 in Meyerton. They have in stock! :mrgreen: I also want to visit a yard in Riversdal (Local) and see what they have! :mrgreen:
GMSA dealers wants R5000 !!!! 8O 8O
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Fri 29 May 2015, 18:02

Latest Opel 140 Twin Cam!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dad to the help! :mrgreen:
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Scorpionman » Fri 29 May 2015, 18:56

Try the guys at Opel ASAP. They have helped me a couple of times when I had my Astra as well as my first Megane.

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by barrydorr » Fri 29 May 2015, 21:15

Snapped camshaft! Did you have no other damage?
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Fri 29 May 2015, 21:35

barrydorr wrote:Snapped camshaft! Did you have no other damage?
Fortunately no other damage as the valves went and lay down! :mrgreen: The car was idling at the time!
The cam sheared!!! New to me!! 8O Good old Peugeot towed the Opel In :D
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by jmvv » Sat 30 May 2015, 09:13

I have seen this on a Corsa Lite before.

The guy missed a shift during " spirited driving" and and one of the cam followers on no 4 dislodged and jammed under the lobe, locking the cam.

At sixthousand and plenty revs, it snapped at the cam just before the bearing journal - just like yours.

Granted it was a high mileage car, that had the snot driven out of it for most its life.

Another cam fail I saw was on a Datsun SSS where the guy used a hammer to tap the cam back into the carriers because it fouled on the top of the radiator - but that is a story for another day. :lol:

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Sat 30 May 2015, 20:46

Wondered how the Hell am I going to loosen the Crankshaft pulley bolt! Tried by hand and breaker bar No GO!
Surfed and found you must shock the bolt using the starter motor!! :mrgreen: Problem solved! LONG Day!! :roll:
Like the McKinnon engines! Only a tap with a Hammer!!! :D :D Taking my time! One hell'va dirty engine! 8O
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by barrydorr » Sun 31 May 2015, 00:01

Johann72 wrote: you must shock the bolt using the starter motor!! :mrgreen: Problem solved!
That is one of those "trick of the trade" :)

Glad that is the only damage you have, good luck on getting her back on the road!
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