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84 High Roof touring wagon?
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:27 PM
I was wondering if the 84 (read 83, cause they swapped to the new shape in Nov 84 in Oz.), is the EA81 motor or the OHC EA82 motor. It has a 4sp. manual (rare option in this model). Does anyone know, especially any ozzie members?
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:55 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:57 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:59 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:10 PM
Thanks This is good a EA81 with 40 K shouldnt even make the famous suby tick - WOW!
EA81's never tick.... none of mine have, and I've never heard anyone else report it either. That is characteristic of the EA82 overhead cam design, and usually a result of poor oil pressure to the lifters, and their distance from the oil pump. Bad cam tower o-rings are common, which add to the problem.
Also, if it's the same as here, then an 84 with the 4 speed will have solid lifters, which require manual adjustment every 30k miles or so. Check the valve covers for a gold sticker that says "Do Not Adjust Valve Clearances" - that will indicate a hydro lifter engine. In the states, only 83/84 automatics had those, and in 85+ the Brat and Hatchback all had them.
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