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Camshaft oil spray bar - broken

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Just noticed tonight after taking the rocker cover off for the first time since owning the car for a year that my oil spray bar for the cam is broken at one end.

 

Is this a major concern? (dumb question..). I haven't had any problems mechanically with the car at all and hence not sure how long this has been broken. The car did start squeaking only just last week, however I thought this might have been the fan belt but perhaps it is due to the cam not getting oil from the broken spray bar; am yet to resolve this.

 

Worried that the loose piece at the end might intersect with the cam..see pics. Thanks

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Loose piece, to be more specific. Snapped at the weld/solder.

 

The cam won't necessarily hit if I adjust the position of the loose piece so that it is as far away from the cam as possible, however I am concerned that it might move when the engine is running in which case it would likely make contact with the cam

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I thought I could see scratch marks on the end of the spray bar. I'm not sure on a fix for the existing setup, perhaps it can be tig welded with small gussets for strength? Maybe one for the guru's.

 

I could possibly have a spare spray bar or standard internally oiled cam with a full set towers from a complete head if you get really stuck. Let me know and I'll have a look through the pile.

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Thanks Gareth for the offer and others for the the responses, picked up a spare bar from Jason and back on road again :)

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