Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Valve Lifters



See Figure 1

The adjusting discs and cam follower/lifters can be removed once the camshaft is removed. Hydraulic lifters should be kept upside down when not in their bore to prevent oil loss. The lifter must be returned to the same bore. They cannot be repaired or rebuilt and must be replaced if worn or damaged.

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Fig. Fig. 1: A hydraulic lifter used on Volkswagen engines. Always return lifters to their original bores