Piper Camshaft Lube
Specially designed camshaft lube essential when fitting a new cam to avoid scuffing between the camshaft and the cam followers which would cause premature wear.
Research and experience has shown that most cams that wear out start to fail during the first few moments of operation.
Many cams are irreparably damaged, even before the engine is started because the basic rules of camshaft installation and 'break-in' have not been followed.
The cause of premature cam and follower failure is metal to metal contact between the follower and cam lobe.
Should this contact occur due to lack of lubrication and excessive high pressure due to valve train interface shearing the oil film, then 'galling' will take place.
When this happens, metal is transferred from the follower to the cam lobe or vice versa in a process comparable to welding. Microscopic high spots, which are present on all machined parts, become overheated due to friction and pressure and bond together, tearing sections loose from the follower or lobe.
These pieces of metal remain attached and create further local overheating during the following revolutions of the camshaft and lead to ultimate failure of the affected components.
The following procedure should be used to ensure a long and trouble free life from the camshaft and associated components:
Liberally coat both the camshaft and cam followers with this cam lube before installation.
Failure to do so can cause scuffing between the surface of the cam and the cam followers which will cause premature wear.
This fits the following models:
- S1 K SERIES ELISE
- S2 K SERIES ELISE
- S1 EXIGE
- S2 2ZZ EXIGE
- LOTUS 340R
- S2 2ZZ ELISE 2004-2011
- VX220 / SPEEDSTER
- S1 MOTORSPORT ELISE / EXIGE
- LOTUS EUROPA
- LOTUS 2-ELEVEN
- LOTUS EVORA
- S3 1.6 ELISE 2011-2014
- S3 V6 EXIGE / ROADSTER
- S2 1ZZ ELISE 2006-2010
- S3 ELISE 2011-2019
- V6 CUP