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ea81 valves adjusting
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:03 PM
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:19 PM
Posted 21 January 2005 - 01:12 PM
Nor am I a mechanic- I have a 1986 Subaru - and it had self-adjusting valves.
Just a thought.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 04:03 PM
Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:20 PM
Posted 23 January 2005 - 07:31 PM
If you have the original engine in your hatchback then it will have hydraulic lifters. The adjustment procedure is completely different then the older EA81s with solid tappets.
hmmm....I took off the valve assembly by sliding those bolts through the holes in the frame. Then when i pulled out the push rods, they were about 8 inches long and solid as can be. I don't think they are self adjusting because the adjustment bolt has a nut and a washer that bends up and locks the adjustment screw, so idunno, i just can't figure it out. -jesse
Posted 23 January 2005 - 07:34 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:06 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:55 AM
They reason why the rocker assembly wouldn't sit flush against the head is that when the head was removed, the push rods no longer applied any force against the hydraulic lifter. This allowed the lifter to expand and suck in some oil. When you went an place the rocker assembly back on to the head, you were then re applying the pressure back on to the lifters.
Now to make 100% sure that you have hydraulic lifters, you need to check and see which style of push rods you. This picture here gives a good illustration.
The next two pictures are from my FSM showing the the procedure to adjust the hydraulic lifters. Please read them a couple of times before doing it.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:23 AM
Posted 28 January 2005 - 02:43 AM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:03 PM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:27 PM
They may not have been adjusted properly, like mine. Im having trouble with finding the "zero point". (see my post on that).
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:40 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:03 PM
You still around ? Doing the heads of my 85 Brat EA81 and you links no longer work?
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