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

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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?

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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...

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

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