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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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I had the screaming eagle cam plate, oil pump and andrews 37

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I had the screaming eagle cam plate, oil pump and andrews 37 cams installed in my 2004 softail by a local shop. on startup there was a clacking noise and oil flow was enemic on the return. The engine was shut down and camchest disassembled. A needle bearing was found in the oil pump gerotors, two more in the camchest.
The shop will install a new oil pump and cam bearings with a couple of flushes to hopefully remove any more junk.
any idea what happened and is this the proper fix ?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

it sounds like they installed Andrews cams without replacing the INA cam bearings with torrington bearings.

let me now if you need more help.


Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,