Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Orange » Wed 03 Jun 2015, 11:38

I had a buddy who owned a 80's model Kadett 1.3. Went through about 3 camshafts over a a few years. He never drove fast, but there was a rumor that it was a fairly common on some of those engines at the time. Something to do with the oil supply to the cam?

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Wed 03 Jun 2015, 14:40

lumi-fan wrote:Only saw this thread now.

Next time you need parts, give me a call, I have the Goldwagen store in Vereeniging, and we stock most parts on that car. ;)
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Wed 03 Jun 2015, 14:44

Orange wrote:I had a buddy who owned a 80's model Kadett 1.3. Went through about 3 camshafts over a a few years. He never drove fast, but there was a rumor that it was a fairly common on some of those engines at the time. Something to do with the oil supply to the cam?
Yup!! When the journals are not lined up!! Starve the cam of oil!! Lot of items to check and not just assembling!! 8O
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Wed 03 Jun 2015, 17:02

Busy cleaning up! :D Head has been machined and the exhaust valves will be replaced due too-much play in the valve stems :) Inlet valves still OK! Delivery tomorrow afternoon! :D
Have cleaned up the inlet manifold and it will be fitted to the head before fitting to the block!
Found blocked breather pipe at the back of the manifold! 8O
Easier to fit the manifold bolts and just drop the assembly in!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by lumi-fan » Wed 03 Jun 2015, 21:52

Johann72 wrote:
lumi-fan wrote:Only saw this thread now.

Next time you need parts, give me a call, I have the Goldwagen store in Vereeniging, and we stock most parts on that car. ;)
Thanks, Been to your shop! Bought the Rear disc callipers of the Golf Mk3 GTI to fit on the Kommando now owned by Mantaray! Will give you a ring when I need parts.
Cool, will organise you a discount. 8)

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Thu 04 Jun 2015, 12:16

lumi-fan wrote:
Johann72 wrote:
lumi-fan wrote:Only saw this thread now.

Next time you need parts, give me a call, I have the Goldwagen store in Vereeniging, and we stock most parts on that car. ;)
Thanks, Been to your shop! Bought the Rear disc callipers of the Golf Mk3 GTI to fit on the Kommando now owned by Mantaray! Will give you a ring when I need parts.
Cool, will organise you a discount. 8)
Thanks! Us pensioners/unemployed need it!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Sat 06 Jun 2015, 14:09

Hullo All,
The job is becoming more than just a cam replacement! 8O The cambelt housing was in dire need of repair :roll:
Amazing what pop rivets can do. They are cheaper to buy and fit that a new cambelt housing :roll: :roll:
Also used poly resin to seat the bolts! 8O
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Mon 08 Jun 2015, 14:10

]Received head back! Taking my time and expect to have the Kadett running by Wednesday :D
Here is as at 14:00H today! :mrgreen: Looking for the torque specs on the net, All is just finger fitted!
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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by jmvv » Mon 08 Jun 2015, 16:35

Johann, just check that those bolts are not torque to yield.

If they are, you would need new bolts.

For torque to yield, I have it that the settings are 25Nm initial, then 60degrees + 60 degrees + 60 degrees

Facing the engine, I normally started with the front center bolt, then the corresponding rear bolt, then the rear bolt to its right (left side of the car), then the corresponding front bolt, then the front bolt left of the center bolt (right side of the car) then the corresponding rear bolt, then the last bolt on the right rear (left side of the car) then the corresponding front bolt, then the last bolt on the front left (right side of the car) then the corresponding rear bolt.

Repeat until the sequence is complete.

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Re: Opel 140 Kadett Camshaft

Post by Johann72 » Mon 08 Jun 2015, 17:23

jmvv wrote:Johann, just check that those bolts are not torque to yield. If they are, you would need new bolts.
For torque to yield, I have it that the settings are 25Nm initial, then 60degrees + 60 degrees + 60 degrees
Facing the engine, I normally started with the front center bolt, then the corresponding rear bolt, then the rear bolt to its right (left side of the car), then the corresponding front bolt, then the front bolt left of the center bolt (right side of the car) then the corresponding rear bolt, then the last bolt on the right rear (left side of the car) then the corresponding front bolt, then the last bolt on the front left (right side of the car) then the corresponding rear bolt. Repeat until the sequence is complete.
Hullo Johann,
Thanks for the advice! :D The sequence is as I have done it :mrgreen: Your settings are as I found on the Opel site. Good to have confirmation! :D I have done the 25nm and the first 60 deg. Will do stages 3 and 4 tomorrow when it is a bit warmer :mrgreen: Vrek Koud Hierso! 8O Nie so moeilik nie net huiswerk doen!! :mrgreen:
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