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Tappets Service - mk1's 18/01/2011
« on: 07 February 2006, 18:31 »
Found this today on another forum - as I've got one tappet that is a bit loud - will be trying this at some point over the weekend.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1944667

Other useful info for mk1 cab owners:  http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1065244&page=2 - scroll down there is a great section on loads of troubleshooting and how to guides.
« Last Edit: 18 January 2011, 23:00 by SoundillusioN »
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Re: How to clean/service your tappets - mk1's
« Reply #1 on: 07 February 2006, 20:56 »
Note.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1944667
This guide is for hydraulic tappets, mk1 golfs had bucket and shim.
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Re: How to clean/service your tappets - mk1's
« Reply #2 on: 07 February 2006, 20:57 »
Note.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1944667
This guide is for hydraulic tappets, mk1 golfs had bucket and shim.
Steve.

Good point.... - hold on I've got details on them as well.....

VALVE ADJUSTMENT - 8V SOLID LIFTER ENGINES

http://www.driversfound.com/scirocco/techtips/engine/valveadjustment/
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Re: Tappets service - mk1's
« Reply #3 on: 17 February 2006, 14:26 »
mk1 - I checked my tappets the weekend and I have hydraulic tappets on my cab... but my older cab has bucket and shims.... so not all Mk1's are bucket and shims.... be interesting to know what year this changed?
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Re: Tappets service - mk1's
« Reply #4 on: 13 March 2006, 11:50 »
I thought the campaigns had hydraulic lifters. My 1983 cabriolet (DX engine) certainly has. Maybe it was around 1981/1982 when the rear lights and dash were updated :undecided:

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Re: Tappets service - mk1's
« Reply #5 on: 11 July 2006, 19:23 »
So here is information on when it all changed...

http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~kaw5/mechanical.htm (dead link)  :sad:
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Re: Tappets Service - mk1's 18/01/2011
« Reply #6 on: 30 July 2011, 00:54 »
Updated information from http://cabby-info.com/engine.htm

Solid/mechanical lifters were installed up to 1987;
hydraulic lifters installed from 1988 onward.

I get the feeling that if we truly looked at our cars - I'm not sure if the above would be true.... too many cars have gone through upgrades or engine swops. Thought I would share anyhow!
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Re: Tappets Service - mk1's 18/01/2011
« Reply #7 on: 30 July 2011, 00:58 »
Updated information from http://cabby-info.com/engine.htm

Solid/mechanical lifters were installed up to 1987;
hydraulic lifters installed from 1988 onward.

I get the feeling that if we truly looked at our cars - I'm not sure if the above would be true.... too many cars have gone through upgrades or engine swops. Thought I would share anyhow!


Haven't seen this site for ages.. Nice One! :afro:

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Re: Tappets Service - mk1's 18/01/2011
« Reply #8 on: 30 July 2011, 01:09 »
Updated information from http://cabby-info.com/engine.htm

Solid/mechanical lifters were installed up to 1987;
hydraulic lifters installed from 1988 onward.

I get the feeling that if we truly looked at our cars - I'm not sure if the above would be true.... too many cars have gone through upgrades or engine swops. Thought I would share anyhow!


Haven't seen this site for ages.. Nice One! :afro:

Np, lots more useful information will be published by me over the coming year - doing lots of research for black SOY, so sharing the info :)
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Re: Tappets Service - mk1's 18/01/2011
« Reply #9 on: 01 August 2011, 14:41 »
Pretty much what I did, had a bit of a tidy up in here when I was doing mine.  What are you doing to it then?