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What is hours to change cam on M8
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:26:57 PM »

Curious what is the hours it takes to change out a cam on a M8. Went by a indy dealer & they said 9 hours to do job. This was also changing the cam bearings also.. Seems like a lot of hours to do job..
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 10:28:24 AM »

I was going to speculate it was an all-day job, so nine seems about right.
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:25:26 PM »

About 6 hours including bearing change if cutting the old pushrods out. about 8 with rocker removal.

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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 01:10:29 PM »

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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 01:14:03 PM »

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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 06:20:43 PM »

It takes me 4.5 to 5 hours with lifter change and cam bearing.....(cut out stock push rods)
7.5 to 8 hours taking rocker boxes off.
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 07:37:11 PM »

Stock exhaust vs 2-1 can be about an hour.   
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 07:46:22 PM »

OK thnx for the replys... Guess they weren't too far off on hour charges...
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 08:41:04 PM »

Dealer quoted around 6 hours for cam swap.. Labor is $117.50/ hour...
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 08:11:59 PM »

It takes me 4.5 to 5 hours with lifter change and cam bearing.....(cut out stock push rods)
7.5 to 8 hours taking rocker boxes off.
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2019, 02:01:31 AM »

Curious what is the hours it takes to change out a cam on a M8. Went by a indy dealer & they said 9 hours to do job. This was also changing the cam bearings also.. Seems like a lot of hours to do job..

I've been doing one.  About 3-4 hours.  Not a hard job, just have to have right tools!  I'm doing the adjustable push rods.

 Probably be 9 hours if you go with rocker box removal.  You do have to remove the fuel tank to do either job (removal of spark plugs).  I changed my rocker covers and that took about 2-3 hours.  So, probably about right

All said and done, probably be about $1400-$2000 depending on whether you go with non-adjustable push rods.
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Re: What is hours to change cam on M8
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2019, 11:43:52 PM »

The last one I did took me about 6 hours with smoke breaks, coffee, and letting the dogs out. I didn’t remove the tank. Cut the pushrods and I only pulled the 2 left spark plugs.  I also wrap the lower part of the frame and wiring with Saran Wrap to make sure no oil get on it.  I also lay out all the tools I will need before I start so I’m not having to get off my stool to shuffle back and forth to the tool box.... being an aircraft mechanic, I don’t like fetching tools because it’s usually a long walk back to the hangar.  Lol. If I was being paid to do it, I could shave an hour or so off it.

Edit:  I will add, when I’m estimating a job, I try not to give a timeline that doesn’t allow for tool breakage, ect.  If it was a 6-8 hour job, I wouldn’t mention 6 hours.  I’d rather plan for the worse and deliver early when possible.
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