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Valve Train

"Take a deep breath. Don't panic. Don't freak out." -- Phil Ross

Known Issues

Early Honda V4s tend to have problems with the valve train:

  1. pitted and scored cam lobes and eroded follower pads, Pic of pitted cam lobe -- Doug Chapman

  2. failure of the cam chain tensioners, and
  3. stretched cam chains.

These are well-known and covered in depth at: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~rblander/V4_cams.html.