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How do i tell if my car has a single overhead cam or a duel overhead cam

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Remove one valve cover. A single overhead camshaft operates all of the valves. A double overhead cam has 2 camshafts one to control the intake valves and a second to operate the exhaust valves. The vin number is a good idea unless someone has upgraded the engine.You can also take a photo of the engine and take the photo to your local dealer or better yet the car.

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Well the easiest way would be to look at the engine.

if its a 4 cyl double overhead cam, the spark plugs will be in the middle of the head, and there will be a swell on both sides of the valve cover.


reply here with you vehicle make model, and VIN # and I'll tell ya exactly what you have

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    I have a 1992 Saturn sl2 and my vin is 1G82K5473NZ183882 can u tell me if it is a single or dual over cam. Thanks.


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It will usally say somewhere under the hood dohc or sohc

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It has and aluminum valve cover with 2 humps

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