[urq] Engine compatibility WK vs WX

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun Feb 10 11:42:10 PST 2008

>>You are "supposed" to adjust the valve lash with a hot engine, if you 
>>can get it open that fast.  When cold, the clearances are larger, and 
>>much more vaguely specified.
>>Huw Powell
> The clearances are actually smaller when the engine is cold.  And more
> to the point, yes there should be a clearance between the base circle
> and the tappets, regardless of cold or hot engine.  

Whoops, thanks.  It's been a long time since I did it.  I do remember 
that by the time I could check the lash, the engine was not warm any more!

I also remember that things were just about perfect, I may have changed 
one shim by a thou or two just to feel like I "did something".

Huw Powell



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