[Vwdiesel] cam bearing set

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Thu Oct 28 02:04:45 EDT 2004

Vanagain.com sells a cam bearing set for the '82-84 diesel vanagon.  $29, in 
case anyone was interrested. :-) Would that be the entire cylinder head and 
cam caps?  For $29 that's a steal. :-)

  I NEED THOSE!  The new head I got for Dad's pickup has a tad over 
.003" clearance on the cam bearings.  The rebuilder that the retailer 
deals with says they align hone them to .0035 to .004"  Bentley says 
.0008 to .002 (and that .0004 is wear limit, I think that's a typo).
  Anybody have any opinions or rebuilders they can cite as to whether 
I should use or reject this head?  I'm thinking I'm going to lose too 
much oil pressure and also send too much oil flailing about the valve 
area, contributing to oil going out the breather.

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