[Vwdiesel] Lifters

Bart Wineland bwinelan at allegheny.edu
Thu Dec 23 09:54:47 EST 2004

Man Nick the more I hear your problems the more I wish you would get your 
garage built so you can tear that engine down to figure out what is 
happening :) Your hydraulic engine is using lots of oil after a rebuild and 
now you believe the lifters have collapsed.  That is what I found with mine 
before I pulled it out and put the junkyard non hydraulic in that is 
running well. I gave up on mine for now and hope you figure yours out first 
so I can learn from you. I don't understand how mine ran with the bad 
lifters but it did. They only had 25k miles on them. The brand name is 
"INA". I put a set of good used original lifters in to see if it had 
anything to do with the oil consumption but they didn't help that??

Good Luck,

At 09:02 AM 12/23/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Nice surprise this morning when I went to go to work. When I started up the
>Jetta it didn't start like normal. Kind of hit and miss some. I also noticed
>a ton more engine noise. It seems that now my lifters are bad. I have a
>really bad tapping noise. The car drives fine, but it is really noisy now.
>So once my garage is finished, ( they got the brick walls up) I will
>defiantly have to start on it. I was hoping to be able to drive it and just
>deal with the oil consumption and smoke till the garage was done. But looks
>like it will have to be parked until then.  I just find it hard to believe
>that the lifters, or at least some of them can just go out like that.  I
>messed up the first time by not doing the entire engine all at once.
>Hopefully some will learn from my mistakes.  I hate double maintenance!
>Oh one more thing. When I put the new rings in, I want to break them in on
>straight 30 weight oil. But since it is winter and it does get down into the
>20's it just doesn't stay there, Is running a straight weight like that ok?
>I know that weight oil at 20 F does not pour well at all.
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