Reed valve VCT phaser with worm trails 

Patent No. 6,705,260

Issued: March 16, 2004
Filed: March 18, 2003

Inventors: Lewis; Jeffrey H. (Freeville, NY); Williamson; Robert G. (Breesport, NY)
Assignee: BorgWarner Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI)

The phaser of the present invention includes a reed plate. The reed plate has reed valves, which control the flow of hydraulic fluid. The reed valves are all inclusive on the reed plate. Worn trails in the surface of the parts sandwiching the reed plate direct the flow to and from the reed valves.

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