Skimming the head for 288 cam

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Skimming the head for 288 cam

Post by raveennaidoo3 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:37 pm

Hello there. I have a vw 2L8v agg engine running on Dictator with the head flowed, std valves and 282 cam.head is skimmed 0.5mm.
Read on the forum that you have to skim over 1mm to use 288 cam.is this necessary? Can I leave my head at 0.5mm and use the 288 cam.my car is a daily driven car

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Re: Skimming the head for 288 cam

Post by JonaDTD » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:43 pm

Will fit on AGG

I'm running one without problems


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Re: Skimming the head for 288 cam

Post by raveennaidoo3 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:54 pm

Did you have to clear the head for the 288 to clear

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Re: Skimming the head for 288 cam

Post by missioner » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:58 am

Skimming the head bumps the compression up for better performance. The cam can run in a standard head without problems, nowhere does it say that skimming a head is mandatory in order to run a warm camshaft.

OP you need to read up on static vs dynamic compression and how they affect your engine.
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Re: Skimming the head for 288 cam

Post by BlueBlob » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:50 am

raveennaidoo3 wrote:Did you have to clear the head for the 288 to clear

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That's only an issue with the 298's.
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