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lilvicks22


Jun 27, 2013, 7:22 PM
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I recently bought a second pair of c4 .5 and while I tried to use it today, I noticed that the lobes were slightly misaligned causing the wire to get stuck in between. Not a big issue except that I have to fiddle with the wire a bit to get that side of the lobe to open.

Anybody else have this problem with a new cam?
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Jun 27, 2013, 8:07 PM
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fix it with a pair of pliers if you want

youll live

Wink


ChaseLeoncini


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Had the same issue. Hand bend it back. What he said ^^


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lilvicks22 wrote:
I recently bought a second pair of c4 .5 and while I tried to use it today, I noticed that the lobes were slightly misaligned causing the wire to get stuck in between. Not a big issue except that I have to fiddle with the wire a bit to get that side of the lobe to open.

Anybody else have this problem with a new cam?

Both answers upthread are wrong. The inner lobes of the C4 float on the axles, and can get too far in one direction or the other. When this happens it interferes with the action of the lobes. The solution is simple: If the inner lobes are too far to the right side, whack the left side against the rock once or twice. This will cause the lobes to float back in that direction.

Once you've done this once or twice it'll become second nature, and you'll learn how much and how hard you need to whack the cam to fix it.

GO


lilvicks22


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Actually that's exactly what I did...and it worked like a charm! I did get few funny looks from people nearby as I went all ape and caveman-like on my cam. But all is good in my universe now.
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Actually that's exactly what I did...and it worked like a charm! I did get few funny looks from people nearby as I went all ape and caveman-like on my cam. But all is good in my universe now.
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Excellent! And you even learned not to take bad advice from the internet - even better!

GCool


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Excellent! And you even learned not to take bad advice from the internet - even better!

GCool

there are many ways to skin a cat Wink

the only time ive ever had to whack my C4s is against that bear that was chasing us ... unfortunately a #5 is not good bear defense

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