Im looking at a honda scrambler but it needs a camshaft replaced and i was wondering if anyone had any info on that. Is it a difficult job? My brother is a pretty good mechanic. any info will help. thanks
The camshaft itself doesn't have any gaskets directly involved with it as far as I know. Over the top there is a valve cover gasket and below the valve train there is the head gasket. There may be a timing chain cover gasket on these as well, but I'm not 100% certain.
If the problem is simply an oil leak, it's simple to fix and the engine will still run. If something broke in the valve train area, that usually means a valve replacement at minimum, and possibly a replacement piston.
I would recommend seeing the actual estimate for the repair work before buying so you know what you are getting into. Buying a pig in a poke often doesn't turn out well.
All years are not the same. I put a 69 head on my 71 CL350, and tried to re-use my cams, and they didn't fit. Fortunately, I had a whole 69 engine, and swapped the rest of the head over to finish the job.