8v MK2 GTI camshaft id, newbie

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  1. stevencooke Forum Member

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    Can anyone confirm this camshaft is for a mk2 golf 1.8 GTI. Im looking to buy it but looks odd, Been told It's a 8v GTI cam. I'm looking to fit it to my 1.6 driver.

    Some numbers the seller can make out.
    Audi/Vw G 026 3b

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    More pics here, not sure if the cam will be even usable, Thanks in Advance.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/Zxo6RLj
     
  2. rubjonny

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    markings '026' and 'G' means its a hydro tappet GTI cam :)
     
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  3. stevencooke Forum Member

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    Thank you for confirming rubjonny.
     
  4. Jon Olds Forum Junkie

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    lumps and bumps need to be more rounded and larger to be called a 'cam'
    LOL
    Jon
    Ever seen a GS7? Now that's a cam...................
     
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  5. Jon Olds Forum Junkie

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    The back cut on the base circle is normal
    Jon
     
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  6. stevencooke Forum Member

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    Thanks Jon olds. the cam is just to liven up a 4+e engine not a driver as stated. I already have a Webber 32/34 carb fitted.
     
  7. Jon Olds Forum Junkie

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    Mild is great for a road car, that spends 90% of its life below 4000rpm
    Jon
     
  8. drunkenalan Paid Member Paid Member

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    I have never seen a GTI cam that looked like that, the cut on the base circle is new to me
     
  9. stevencooke Forum Member

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    Me neither but I brought it now. Still abit conerned about fitting it.
     
  10. rubjonny

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    some have and some dont, perfectly fine.

    I vaguely recall someone saying it was to help rotate the cam buckets a bit more to keep the wear more even, but dont hold me to it
     
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    That would make sense
     

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