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'82 GL....Solid or hydraulic lifters?

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#1 eightytwosubaru


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:22 PM

Hello everyone. New Subaru owner here. I'm lovin' it. Got an '82 GL for $400 and it only has 73,000 original miles. I think it needs a valve adjustment though. Can anyone tell me for certain when and in what motors they started using the hydraulic lifters?

#2 jeffroid


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:33 PM

Trying to post a link to a search:

http://www.ultimates...rs knock sensor

If it doesn't work, do a search on hydraulic & lifter & knock & sensor.

Hydraulic lifter engines have a boss for a knock sensor, solid lifter engines don't.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:11 PM

with such low miles the engine should be clean, right?

the hydrolic engines had a chrome sticker on both valve covers "do not adjust valve lash" or something like that..

afaik, thats the sure fire way to tell.

i bet its solid lifters unless its an auto...

#4 Qman


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:15 PM

Hydraulics didn't appear until '83 but only in the auto and turbo models. '85 and later all had hydraulic.

#5 Ross


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:42 PM


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