[Vwdiesel] Lifter question

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Apr 22 00:18:34 EDT 2005

On 21 Apr 2005 at 22:21, mikitka <mikitka at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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. 

Remind us what vehicle this is... I assume engine is still in car? if a 
transverse mount (A1/A2/A3) then I'd wait for turbo. It is tricky to get head 
on with all that weight hanging off it, but probably easier than trying to 
attach manifolds and turbo after. In a Quantum, it should be much easier, I 
would guess, don't know for sure though...

Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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