[Vwdiesel] Lifter question

mikitka mikitka at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 21 22:21:44 EDT 2005

It seems that it is common place, at least here in this area of the world
for the machine shops to put that melting plug on the head freeze plug. Mine
has it. Oh well.  I got the head back and it is all done with new guides,
valves and lifters. One thing, since the lifters are new, how much clatter
are they going to make before they pump up?  The directions state to take
the engine up to 2000 to 3000 rpm's for 4 minutes to bleed the air from the
lifters, it says to do this up to 6 times and if the noise continues then
the lifters are bad.  Does this sound about right?  It will be a while
before I can run the engine, seems the place that has my turbo is back
logged. So it will not be back any time soon. So the head will stay off till
the turbo comes back so I can put all that on at once, unless it isn't all
that bad to do it separately, since I pulled it all off in one piece I
figure that is the best way to put it back on. 


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