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Author Subject: Tapping Head- Lifters
sam1

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Post #1
Just took off the cylinder head and found that most of the lifters are solid when compressed with a finger but 4 of them move down by up to 3mm. Is this normal or could this be the source of the tapping? (edit- or should they all be compressing freely when there is no oil pressure, which could mean the other 12 lifters are blocked/ not working properly??)
Posted 19th Apr 2012 at 11:05
pugjim

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Post #2
Search and you will find that your tapping is probably due to a poor head rebuild after a cambelt failure. That sounds pretty normal with the lifters You can drain the lifters of oil by either pulling them apart or clamping them in a vice to squeeze the oil out. A good way to get them apart is to cup them in your hand and give them a whack on a piece of wood.
Posted 27th Apr 2012 at 19:51
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #3
As Jim says, get the head checked out at an engineering place and also check ALL valves for trueness, even if they look straight.

With the lifters, squeeze them all out of their oil and then reinstall them. They will be noisy at first, then they should pump up and any tapping will stop. Yes

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Posted 27th Apr 2012 at 22:53
dangti6

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Post #4
How hard is it to remove the lifters? It's something I've never looked into, but I have a noisy one and if an engine flush doesn't cure it I will have to take it apart.

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Posted 27th Apr 2012 at 23:14
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #5
Cam covers off.

Remove timing belt, remove cam carriers, take camshafts out and then pull whichever lifter out you want. Can be easier to pull them out with a magnet. Yes

You will pull the bucket out with the magnet and the lifter is in the underside of the bucket. If you bang the bucket down hard on a bench etc the tappet should fall out the bucket. Smile

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Posted 28th Apr 2012 at 07:53
coskev

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Post #6
You can totally strip the lifters down and clean them properlyThumbs up

But watch out for the little springs/bearing inside them!Roll eyes

They do need to be empty when you re-install them after having cams outWink

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Posted 30th Apr 2012 at 19:11
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #7
I wonder if mine will tap whenever I decide to start it again. Hmm

It last ran on 21st September 2011, and since then has been sat in the garage doing nothing. It has had the engine turned over 180 degress by hand every 2 weeks though.

Might get it back on the road in 2014, I bet those lifters will have emptied themselves by then. Yes

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Posted 30th Apr 2012 at 19:28

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