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I installed my Ford Racing cam gears (0,0)and my Esslinger Street Intake cam today along with a Z-Engineering motor mount and while it seems to be running fantastic at higher RPM's it seems to run a little rough at idle - 900 RPM's. I know it was as close to TDC as I could get it and everything went smoothly on the install. Is this normal or is something wrong? DO I need to tune the gears to fix it?

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When you install the motor mounts, theres is going to be some vibration at idle just becasue they're stiffer than stock. I doubt if you installed the cams and gears properly it would cause bad idle.

Dont mark my word but I think thats what the problem is
 

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From what I have seen many people have a rough idle after installing the cam.My idle is also rough.I adjusted the exhaust cam gear to way advanced and that cured the problem but I lost all my power that way.
You can try tuning the cam gears and see if that helps.The other option is to get a custom chip burned that raises the idle slightly.
 

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Put your stock E-mount in and you will know for sure, I only have the ES bushings in a stock dogbone and DAMN does that Bitch vibrate and shake. It's only (3) bolts and 10 Minutes......


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FOKC,
This may be of some help!
This was really milan's/ my idea. It does work.
Milan knows his stuff!!

This a solution on how to get rid of most of the idle vibrations if you have the ES motor mounts.

I drilled the large bushing this morning and BAM!! About 95% of the idle vibration is gone. I drilled 2, 1/2" holes . I know it sounds big but it's not really. I drilled the large bushing. If the bracket was on the car, as a reference, you would drill one hole placed in front of the car and one at the rear of the car. Or two holes the length of the brake is another example. I hope I'm making sense. I have to give props to MILAN on this idea!!!! It does get rid of most of the vibration.
Later,
ROB SOLE
p.s. you could drill 4 but I think you would really weaken the mount

 

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WEll, the purpose of have the ES motor mounts in there is so it STIFFEN's up so that you get less weight transfer of the engine. If you can't handle the vibrations, sell the mount, putting holes in it defeats the purpose of having it!

I mean, it's not that bad. No sense putting holes in it! and if he has the Z-engineering, I would DEFINETLY not put holes in that!
 

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I actually I installed the Z-Engineering mount before the cam and cam gears went in and took it for a spin. The engine didnt even move when I turned the car on and when it came back down to idle there was a slight vibration at 900 RPM's but nothing like how the engine is acting now after the cam and gears are installed. Now when it starts to idle it seems like it wants to die but the RPM's never drop below 900. It sort of sounds like it is gasping for air sort of a loping sound. At idle the the engine shakes enough to move my exhaust. Again, I havent even messed with the timing it is at (0,0) so maybe I'll know more today. Thanks for the ideas and comments.

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I set the cam gears to -2 intake -4 exhaust and tightened the screw on my TB a little and it has seemed to calm down the engine at idle. My new problem is that after I drove a little bit, I popped the hood and while it was still running I noticed a little bit of oil spitting out from the intake cam gear??? WTF? Has anyone experienced this? Something is wrong what do I do?

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There is no trick that I know of.I just put it on the way it came off.
There is a metal ring inside the seal that wanted to twist off on me.Make shure that it isn't bent or twisted out of shape.
Or to be on the safe side you could go and get a new one.
 

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check your oil seals to make sure they're seated properly.

check TDC as well. You may have installed them off.
 
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