Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scappoose Oregon
Re: Breaking in cams with Ceramic coated headers
Well I read all the warning ahead of time, and even took appropriate pre-cautions. What else to do, I didn't have any junk headers to use. Well I burned mine up quite well. BUT, I don’t really feel to blame nor was it the coating. I did my start up and tried to time, tune, and watch everything all by myself, all while managing the throttle and do the appropriate adjustments. I later found my main problem with the timing chain/gears were off by three teeth. Not necessarily the ceramic coating problem, but more my fault (I guess, even though I didn't install the gears). I wish I would have spent the extra expense and found some junk headers.
Point being, I next time I won't take the chance. It only took a few minutes to realize it's too late. Lessen learned for me. It can and is done all the time, just not with my luck.
Good luck and hope the best for you,
68 Camaro - gutted for rebuild
65 Chevelle 300 - big block driver-YAHOO
63 Corvair van - down by the river