|Quote, originally posted by roccostud »|
|i wouldn't put that in my oil. i would take my cam off and pop the lifters out and replace them. |
I've done it and it works alright ATF is the sole lubricant for millions of automatic transmissions out there, and it doesnt get changed near as often as the engine oil (if at all) in all of them. So its more capable than you'd think. I would add 3 qts. of oil, and 1qt. of Dextron III. at each oil change, and the engine ran fine, good oil pressure (ATF is basically a hydraulic fluid, so it's good at handling pressure), no leaks, and it didn't burn off.
Changine the lifters is easy, I did it in 2 hours, most of which was spent cleaning/inspecting parts and tools). Its also a good opportunity to upgrade to a better cam, adjustable sprocket, 1pc. rubber valve cover gasket, new t-belt, etc. You can get lightweight lifters from a MkIV (AEB?) and get a little power there too.
Edit: tools required:
1.) 19mm wrench (for cam sprocket)
2.) ratchet and short extension
3.) 10mm (valve cover) and 13mm (cam bearing caps) sockets
4.) 6mm allen wrench (bracket holding valve cover to intake manifold)
5.) vaseline (vaseline will stick to the cam better during installation and is cheaper than assembly lube)
6.) kitchen fork w/ outer tines bent 90 deg. or "timing tensioner spanner wrench" (to set t-belt tension)
7.) 13mm wrench (to loosen t-belt tensioner)
8.) new cam seal (only 1 is needed), new valve cover gasket, new t-belt and tensioner (if you need one)
Modified by Neon Washer Nozzle at 1:28 AM 4-13-2006