1977-02-01

I. C. Engine Cam and Tappet Wear Experience 770019

The wear and modes of failure of commonly used cam and tappet materials are explored. Because of the differences in gasoline and diesel engines, the problems in these power plants are investigated separately. Successful material combinations are reviewed as are recommended techniques that will help insure desired durability levels. Some interesting cam and tappet problems and their solutions are recounted.

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