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1991 mazda miata mx5 1.6L. Can I simply loosen timing belt, and remove the cam(s) with the gears still attached to access the lifters? (for cleaning and/or replacement)

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That is a tricky question! Some engines use BOTH ENDS of camshafts for certain things! Are the lifters above the valves? If so, and you pick up the cam(s), the valve lifters could (1) fall out, or (2) fall apart! You DON'T want to mix parts up like that! But what you CAN do, is loosen the cams, then put a piece of black plastic electrical tape around each valve lifter, so they cannot fall out, nor fall apart when you lift a cam out!

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