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Old 05-21-2020, 09:47 AM
montermahan montermahan is offline
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Default Cam Sync. What does it do.

Just replaced mine. (Hint: I just put hot melt glue on bolt to hold in socket when time to re- install it.) I know it drives oil pump and sends out a signal. what is the signal for? I know it can't be to trigger the Ignition. I understand this is done by crank sensor. Wouldn't it be nice if it shut down the engine if it quit turning so it didn't wipe out motor?
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: Cam Sync. What does it do.

it takes the place of the distributor, the early 3.0s had a distributor, then ford moved to the syncro and put the cam position sensor on top.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:36 AM
montermahan montermahan is offline
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Default Re: Cam Sync. What does it do.

Yes, but what Is the sensors function, what does the sensor feed information to? Ignition timing, fuel pressure, Tachometer. Like I said earlier, why not shut down motor if it quits turning. should of been easy to do. If crank sensor is sending pulses and the cam sensor isn't, turn off Ign. I suppose a person could install an oil pressure shutoff relay.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Cam Sync. What does it do.

I was told it conveyed info to the computer that #1 cyl was at tdc compression stroke, but only for the first time, after that the crank position sensor took over, but who knows.
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