268 Degree performance 8V Camshaft

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  1. W3LSH Forum Member

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    would this be right for my 8v gti?
    going fairly cheap, quick advise needed please
    if not what sort of cams would you advise for a 8v? and roughly what gains would it give?
    thanks
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  2. chrismc Forum Junkie

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    Never heard of a "factory" fast road cam before.....so tread with caution..... [:s]

    Kent GS2H/TSR 202/Schrick 272 seem to be the cams of choice for an otherwise standard hyd. mk2 GTi ;)
     
  3. Mike_H Forum Addict

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    Sounds dubious to me....ask him what the VW part number is. It could be a regrind of a VW cam, in which case it will have the same part number as a standard one. The numbers stamped between the lobes might also give the game away

    Check what type of lifters it's for too. If it's going in the car on your pic, you probably need a hydraulic lifter cam (?)

    I've got a std PB cam at home I can check, but not till late Thursday or Friday, as I'm out of the country at the minute.
     
  4. W3LSH Forum Member

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    just got a price of 377 from TSR for a 202 or 203 cam including labour and new tappets (more than i was expecting [:^(] )

    he also said it wouldn't be much good without a 4branch manifold? = 264

    is it true the cams wouldn't be much good without the manifold?

    would the manifold alone make much difference?
     
  5. W3LSH Forum Member

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    thanks i'll have to ask him. difference was the one i mentioned in my original post is going for 67quid :lol: [:s]
     
  6. Hotgolf Paid Member Paid Member

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    I've seen a factory cam with over 12mm of lift for an 8v gti.
    Was found in a John Jones engine a few years back.
    The profile was huge, and was fully stamped with factory markings.
     
  7. Mike_H Forum Addict

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    I would have thought the cam would still help without the manifold, but not as much.

    What head have you got on it?

    You can measure the lift on the 'new' cam...it's the length of the lobe minus the width. Ask the seller...for the raw dimensions....be a good test if he knows what he's talking about.

    PM Lofty...he has a contact in the cam business.
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  8. chrismc Forum Junkie

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    Bloody Hell!! [:s]

    Welsh...Unfortunately you really need to do the whole cam/head/manifold as a oner...

    Each one alone yields small gains yet you will gain 15+BHP from all together & a proper set up of the car..
     
  9. Mike_H Forum Addict

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    Right...std PB cam stampings (I think)

    Starting from the woodruff key end, reading left to right, key facing away (might not be the same on every one, depending on how they locate to machine it.


    Btwn 3rd and 4th Lobe WTR stamped
    Btwn 5th and 6th Lobe 002 stamped
    Btwn 7th and 8th Lobe Germany stamped

    rotate 180 degrees
    Btwn 1st and 2nd Lobe AE026 engraved (lightly, in 2 lines)
    Btwn 3rd and 4th Lobe VW Audi logo
    Btwn 5th and 6th Lobe R stamped
    Btwn 7th and 8th Lobe 2 stamped

    Er

    That's it

    Exciting, huh?!
     
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    What’s the standard hyd. mk2 GTi cam part number?
     

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