1992 Ford Tempo Camshaft bearing issue


m.glisson003
10-14-2009, 06:04 PM
I recently purchased a 92 Ford Tempo. The owner is a mechanic and says the camshaft bearing are worn. He said when the car gets warm and the oil starts to get thin the engine will knock.

How do I fix this?
Is it inexpensive?

Davescort97
10-16-2009, 11:24 AM
It is expensive. The engine must be removed to replace the bearings. Try a thicker weight of oil that won't thin out so much when the engine is hot. If you are now using SAE 5-30 or SAE 10-30 oil change over to SAE 10-40 or SAE 20-50.

m.glisson003
10-16-2009, 10:04 PM
It is expensive. The engine must be removed to replace the bearings. Try a thicker weight of oil that won't thin out so much when the engine is hot. If you are now using SAE 5-30 or SAE 10-30 oil change over to SAE 10-40 or SAE 20-50.

Is there a source where I can find step by step instrucions on how to replace it?

rhandwor
11-03-2009, 06:53 PM
Go to http://www.ebay.com/ Buy a used Ford service manual for your vehicle.

m.glisson003
12-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Go to http://www.ebay.com/ Buy a used Ford service manual for your vehicle.

Thanks for your help.

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