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    Thread: How do I adjust check/adjust the valves

    1. 06-08-2012 04:13 PM #1
      Hey I have a 1980 scirocco I lapped the valves and replaced the seals, but I don't know how to check or adjust my valves if they need to be. I have a repair manuel, but it is missing the pages on the valves in this case ugh. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

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      06-09-2012 06:35 PM #2
      That would be a "solid" lifter motor, and the adjustment is with shims on top of the lifter/in contact with the cam. There is a tool to depress the lifter buckets and another plier type tool to get the shim out. They should be marked on the bottom with their thickness(if installed correctly), so a thicker or thinner shim is replaced. Replacements can be purchased separately or kits can be(or used to be available).

      The specs should be on a label on the underside of the hood, and once the motor is broken in, adjustment can be a annual/semi-annual thing.
      Tradition is the art of making the same mistake repeatedly, on purpose.

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      06-10-2012 10:48 PM #3
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