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#1 Meeky Moose

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 01:19 PM

just wonderin what year they started puttin hydraulic lifters in the ea81 hatch's...

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 02:05 PM

I'm not sure (but nobody else is postin :D ) But I heard they only came in autos, around 83, maybe in manuals later on.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 02:26 PM

It would appear that there is no clear cut answer, most auto's had them after 83 and the manuals came later, but i think that dl, and gl made a difference also, if you are unsure there should be a sticker on the side of the valve cover that says do not adjust or somthing to that effect, if you are going for building a custom engine go with the hydro lifter heads the valves are bigger.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 02:58 PM

i was just wonderin as i am gettin a littel bit of a tick in my hatch.. figured i'd ask before i go pullin a valve cover to check...

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 03:04 PM

As I understand it, all Auto's in 84 had them, and EVERYTHING from 85 on had them. Both my 84 manual's don't have them, and my 85 Brat (manual) does.

Look for the sticker under the hood that tells if you need to adjust valve lash or not - it will say no adjustment needed. Also - there should be a gold sticker on both valve covers that says "Do Not Adjust Valve Lash" or something like that.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 03:36 PM

GD,
that's about right. all the ea81T's had 'em.....

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:48 PM

guess i need to look under the hood, mine an 84 and 4-speed.. valve covers have been painted by the previous owner(s) so no tags on'em...

thanks for the info.. definitely points me in the right direction..

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:21 PM

84 manual (unless engine has been replaced) will not have hydro lifters, so if your hood is original, it will say that you need to adjust the lash.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:26 PM

All my sube's had Hyd lifters 81 glf 5spd, 2 85 brat's 4 spd,don't know bout the 82 Brat auto though..I just saved it from being crushed.Never needed to check.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:36 PM

well, my hood doesn't have 1 sticker on it.. but i did find a white sticker on my valve cover that says "Do Not Adjust Valve Lash" so guess my 84' 4-speed has hydro lifters :banana:

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:48 PM

White sticker? Mine is gold - weird. Your engine was probably replaced at some point with a newer one. To my knowledge a 4 speed manual from 84 should be solid lifters. But the hydro lifters (on the EA81's anyway) seem to be better (slightly more HP), and I've never heard of one ticking like the EA82's.

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