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Celica 1.8 st

my celica has 107k on it! it devoloped a top end rattle and it gets worse as i rev the engine i have bin told maybe hydrolic tapits! any suggestions?

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    if it is valve lash how do i adjust the lifters?




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Hi, check your valve lash your lifters are not hydrolic, on 7AFE motor valve lash should be done cold and set at 0.15-0.25mm for intake and 0.25-0.35 for exhuast.  On the 5SFE motor set cold also is 0.19-0.29mm intake and 0.28-0.38 for exhaust.

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