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Its embossed on my engine cover, but what does the 'twin cam' give my 105 engine what other engines don't have?

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Your car engine has 16v so 4 per cylinder.

The camshaft rotates and lobes (cams) attached along the length of the camshaft will open and close the intake/exhaust valves to the cylinders.

Because you have a 16v engine, this is the reason you have twin overhead cams.

A single camshaft would not have enough of these lobes (cams) to operate all 16valves hence the reason why you have twin cams.

Twin cams and 16v come hand in hand with 1 another and by having 16v in your car as opposed to 8v it will give stronger acceleration as instead of 1 intake/1 exhaust valve per cylinder you have 2 intake/2 exhaust per cylinder.

Hope this helps!!!
 
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