[urq] Engine compatibility WK vs WX

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Fri Feb 8 19:49:58 PST 2008

> I have another question. The valves on my WX head  were adjusted 4 years ago,
> when I had the head rebuilt. I didn’t rode much,  so the mileage should be
> less than 15k miles. Is it normal that all the  base circle of the lobes
> don’t touch the solid tappets (lifters) ? I can  insert 2 or 3 sheet of
> papers between the lobe and the tappets. Shouldn’t  they be at least very
> near (I can’t find my feeler gauge…) when the engine  is cold ? 

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



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