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1.4L & 1.6L Vauxhall Camshafts
 
Part No. Description Valve cap & platform type Cam follower type Valve spring type
CM16V-KENT Any standard Kent cams profile for the 1.4/1.6L or the 2.0L 16v XE N/A N/A N/A

1.4L 16V SBD Camshafts
Part No. Description Piston Recommendation Valve cap & platform type> Cam follower type Valve spring type
The SBD 284 & SBD278 cams have been designed give about 15 -20 BHP* over standard cams, without compromising the drivability of the standard engine, they produce a power band of 3250 - 8200 RPM. They can be used with the standard pistons when the valve pockets are deepened. If used with Omega pistons & steel rods it will allow the compression to be raised. This increases the torque across the entire rev range and the steel rods allow the use of higher revs.
CM16V1.6-H284 1.4L/1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam hydraulic profile 11.4mm Lift 284 degrees duration INLET Pocketed standard piston or Omega with steel rods VLC-4KS CMFL-1S VLS-06K
CM16V1.6-H278 1.4L/1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam hydraulic profile 11.00mm Lift 278 degrees duration EXHAUST
The SBD278 and SBD 269 cams are new cams that have been designed to give the widest possible power band & although the duration appears to be shorter than the hydraulic profiles, they have a bigger opening area from 1mm lift onwards. Power band 2500 - 8500 RPM. Ideal choice for rally/race.
CM16V1.6M278-11.78 16V 1.6-1.4L 278 Degrees 11.78mm 105/3.46mm INLET Omega Pistons & Steel rods Comp 12:1 to 12.5:1 VLC-5K
VLP-2K
CMFL-2S VLS-05K
CM16V1.6M269-11.42 16V 1.6-1.4L 269 Degrees 11.42mm 105/2.5mm EXHAUST

1.6L Vauxhall Camshafts
1.6L 16V SBD Camshafts
Part No. Description Piston Recommendation Valve cap & platform type Cam follower type Valve spring type
The SBD 284 & SBD278 cams have been designed give about 15 -20 BHP* over standard cams, without compromising the drivability of the standard engine, they produce a power band of 2500 - 7500 RPM. They can be used with the standard pistons when the valve pockets are deepened. If used with Omega pistons & steel rods it will allow the compression to be raised. This increases the torque across the entire rev range and the steel rods allow the use of higher revs.
CM16V1.6-H284 1.4L/1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam hydraulic profile 11.4mm Lift 284 degrees duration INLET Pocketed standard piston or Omega with steel rods VLC-4KS CMFL-1S VLS-06K
CM16V1.6-H278 1.4L/1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam hydraulic profile 11.00mm Lift 278 degrees duration EXHAUST
The SBD278 and SBD 269 cams are new cams that have been designed to give the widest possible power band & although the duration appears to be shorter than the hydraulic profiles, they have a bigger opening area from 1mm lift onwards. Power band 2500 - 8500 RPM. Ideal choice for rally.
CM16V1.6M278-11.78 16V 1.6-1.4L 278 Degrees 11.78mm 105/3.46mm INLET Omega Pistons & Steel rods Comp 12:1 to 12.5:1 VLC-5K
VLP-2K
CMFL-2S VLS-05K
CM16V1.6M269-11.42 16V 1.6-1.4L 289 Degrees 11.42mm 105/2.5mm EXHAUST
SBD300/290 together are an excellent choice for, Race & Slick High Sprint Cars providing gains of between 45 - 80 BHP* over standard cams. Power Band 3500 – 9800 RPM.
CM16V1.6-300-290-PAIR 1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam mechanical profile 13.25mm Lift 300 degrees duration INLET Omega Pistons & Steel rods Comp 12:7 to 13:1 VLC-4K
VLP-2K2
CMFL-2S VLS-2.0-XE-DB01
1.6L 16v XE & Ecotec cam mechanical profile 12.75mm Lift 290 degrees duration EXHAUST
 
In order to fit high lift camshafts, modifications may be required to the head casting. This is best checked by placing the camshaft into a bare cylinder head & rotating the cam through 360-degs marking anywhere with a felt pen where the lobe touches the head casting. In most cases there may only be a few points of contact, but the greater the lift of the camshaft, the more likely contact will occur. It is normally a simple process with a dremal or die grinder to remove these high spots on the cylinder head. We offer a CNC machining operation to carry out a full clearance modification which will work even on our high specification cams HEAD-CLC-1-1.6. It should also be noted on the 1600cc that the diameter where the valve spring platform sits is sometimes smaller than the spring diameter, it is recommended that this is checked to make sure that there is clearance. We can also offer a service to carry out a simple machining operation to ensure sufficient clearance VLP-CUT.
 

All SBD camshafts have been designed in conjunction with Kent Cams and extensively tested on the dynamometer. Because of the costs involved in developing and testing, we charge a premium price for all our own cam profiles. If however, you wish to purchase Kent Cam profiles from their normal range of cams standard listings, these will be available at normal Kent Cams prices.

All Exhaust cams shown are shortened for Distributor less use if you intend on using a Distributor please remove the 'S' from the end of part number when ordering.

*Power gains can only be achieved provided your engine has the components to complement it. E.g. exhaust manifold & system, induction system & cylinder head porting where required. If you look at our upgrade kits they will give you more help.

 
Camshaft Fitting Instructions
Camshaft Introduction | 1.4L & 1.6L Valve Train Components

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