I know I posted 2 questions buy I was mostly interested about the camshaft bearing condition.
I tore the engine apart because I need to change my camshaft. It went bad on a freshly rebuilt engine which I installed in my car but I wasn't aware that there was a proper ''break-in'' procedure... Yeah, I learnt it the hard way. The engine has ran for a total of about 4-5 hours in it's life... Shi* happens...
The cam is a CompCams XE256H (link here) http://www.compperformancegroupstore...Category_Code=
I also took pictures of the lifters, some are good (those matches the few lobes which still have their original lift)
The engine has been rebuilt by a professional shop which I trust and that rebuilds a lot of those engines. I don't know about the brand of the lifters (probably comp cams, like the camshaft) Neither do I know about the adjustment of the valves, this was done by the shop too.
I remember that the shop did put an additive in the oil for the camshaft break-in, however, I don't know about the brand.
I am about to order a new camshaft and lifters and I would like your opinion especially about the camshaft bearings because I may change them too if you think the bearing looks bad.
I think I will stick with comp cams, same model. It seems to fit my engine and setup pretty well.
I can't really believe that a break-in procedure and oil can do such a difference on the camshaft condition but that must be what killed my camshaft.
thanks a lot guys for your time and opinions!