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Offline pigbladder

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mk2 ,mk3 etc tappet strip and clean how to
« on: 11 August 2011, 09:03 »
id heard before you can strip and clean the hydraulic tappets found on most later vw's , its nearly always the reason they tick

1,   take your tappet and slam it onto some wood as hard as you can , might take a few goes for the center to fall out

2, work over a sheet of white paper as the parts are tiny , the small cap on the left simply pops off with some pliers to reveal a spring and a ball bearing , take some time to clean all this up and reassemble with some clean engine oil , the center take a good shove to click back in place