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Anyone replaced hydraulic lifters?

VAGMAN1 Apr 1, 2006

  1. VAGMAN1

    VAGMAN1 Member

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    Need to replace mine as one or more is gunked-up - hence 'ticking' on start-up. Just wondered how hard/easy it is, and if there are any cheats to do the job faster?
     
  2. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    i take it you have tried an engine flush 1st of all to see if that helps. I cant imagine it will be an easy job. I did it on my old 318 BMW and theres a lot to come off, basically you will need to remove everything to get the two camshafts out to get to the buckets /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  3. VAGMAN1

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    yes i've tried engine flush, but to no avail!

    its not really bad, just the fact that there are a set on ebay for £25.
     
  4. chrisb

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    I've done it ona MK2 Golf petrol, and on that it's only slightly more work than a cambelt swap. However, the cambelt swap on a TDi is harder than a Mk2 Golf.
     

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