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    Bad distributor gear symptoms?

    Has anyone had a worn dist gear or shaft on a 5.7? How was it causing your truck to run? Mines a 97.

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    everyone tells me mines going to wear out since i run such thick oil my PSI never drops below 60, even when hot, and nearly pegs 90 when cold.

    been doing that since 60,000 miles ago, and the engine just pooped a week ago; 2 pistons cracked, and for the record, no wear on my cam gear.

    i would think the timing will get a bit out of synch. and since the pump turns hard with pressure it might encourage quicker wear.
    1996 Z71 white shortbox tinted
    350 30 over
    cats and X pipe
    Alumhds ported 210 cc runners 62 cc chambers 2" int 1.550" ex
    crane lift; 580/580 duration; 216/222
    4L60E w/shiftkit

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    I would think it would throw the crank/cam correlation code once the gear was wasted.
    Joe
    89 K2500 Chevy, Wee-Oh-five 294K miles
    1962 Scout 80 parts I guess
    1966 Scout 800 resto job
    2005 Chevy 2500HD Short cab long box DURAMAX
    1996 P30, 6.5 NA Mac Mobile
    whole lot of buicks

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    Thanks for the replys, I have no codes, could it cause a missfire?

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    no it wouldn't cause a misfire. the computer would compensate for it almost instantly..
    Joe
    89 K2500 Chevy, Wee-Oh-five 294K miles
    1962 Scout 80 parts I guess
    1966 Scout 800 resto job
    2005 Chevy 2500HD Short cab long box DURAMAX
    1996 P30, 6.5 NA Mac Mobile
    whole lot of buicks

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