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JDM EA71, how to tell?
Posted 10 August 2004 - 09:14 PM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 09:44 PM
Oh, Where would the sticker be at?
Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:20 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 12:21 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:04 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:20 AM
After that you can pull the valve covers and look at the pushrods. The solid lifter engines will have aluminum pushrods with steel tips. Hydraulic lifter engines will have steel pushrods. Also the valve lash adjusters on Hydraulic lifter engines will have lock tabs on the jam nuts.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:05 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:09 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:10 AM
I personally own 4 hydro lifter EA81's, so they aren't rare - all of them have had the gold sticker on the valve cover's.
The best way to tell if the engine is a hydro block, is to remove the oil pan, and check the casting to see if the lifter can be removed. The hydro blocks are cast such that the lifter will slide out from it's bore without splitting the block (for lifter service). This can easily be seen with the pan removed.
If it were hydro, and came from an '85 and up STD hatch, it would also have the EA81 bell-housing, with the side-mount starter. These bell-housings are NOT the same as an EA81 bell-housing. In other words the bell-housing mate's to the transmission the same, but not to the engine. An EA71 bell, and the EA81 bell are not interchangeable between blocks.
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