Camshafts are often erroneously blamed for valvetrain problems. Our friends at COMP Cams set the record straight in today’s video.

It highlights several critical issues that are related to camshaft or lifter failure, but aren’t the fault of the cam or lifters—things like coil bind, oil contamination, and mechanical interference. More importantly, this video delves into how you can prevent these problems from ruining your drivetrain.

The video is a smart watch if you’re building a new engine or are experiencing valvetrain problems, and it could save you from trashing an innocent camshaft.

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