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Old December 20th, 2017, 14:35   #1
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Default PIPERCAM 272 camshaft upgrade

Hi everyone,

I have a 1.9 TDI VE AGR 90hp with a GT2260VK MFS, 11mm pump head and 0.360mm nozzles. So I'm thinking about buying a 272 Pipercam for my engine.

My question is: The valves don't hit the pistons with this camshaft? Anyone are using that can help me?

A friend had this camshaft in a 1.9 TDI AHU some weeks ago and the engine was doing a noise "knock knock". When he installed the OEM camshaft the noise disappeared.

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Old December 20th, 2017, 15:25   #2
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I havent tried that one...but that does happen with many high lift cams. You will need to deepen the valve reliefs on the pistons an appropriate amount if you wish to use a cam such as this.
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Old December 20th, 2017, 21:52   #3
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Is this camshaft from gasoline engine ?
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Old December 21st, 2017, 02:16   #4
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Dbilas cam 272 and 260 the same problem.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 12:39   #5
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The Newman regrind cam has 9.9mm of lift and fits fine with stock valves. I've done a few of them now


They don't list the regrind on their site, but its about half the price of a new blank. Best to email them for details. Turn-round time is usually a couple of weeks so best if you can send them a spare if you need to keep the car running.
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Yes the Newmans regrind is a great option and not expensive. I've fitted a couple of them to VE motors with consistent results.

Currently they do not have an option for a new blank grind.
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I don't know about that particular camshaft, but I can say that with 11mm of valve lift and 270 duration not only will they hit the pistons, it'll make the springs bind up as well lol
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Old December 26th, 2017, 17:28   #8
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Thank you all for the answers.

I will send an email to Newman for more information.

@Mikkijayne, if the Newman cam have 9.9mm of lift, what's the lift the 272 and 260 cam dbilas and pipercam? Anyone know?

@Jukums, it's a diesel engine cam.

@leon10tagg What are the biggest performance differences with Newman cam you noticed?
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