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Shims hi just wandering if my golf 1 has shims can i replace them with hydraulic lifters? if not can u pls tell me what there claerences are ,because i hastily removed the then relising afterwards thy not hydraulic.plz help

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WHEN STARTING KIA 2008 SPORTAGE A NOISE SOUNDING LIKE LOOSE BOLTS OR NUTS FALLING AROUND.LIKE SOMETHING KNOCKING AGAINST A COVER OR SO.GOES AWAY AFTERWARDS THEN COMES BACK WHEN IDLING ..


hydraulic lifters fitted to that engine
shimmed adjustments

that rattle on start up will happen
takes a few seconds to fill with oil
if lifters are worn
motor run low on oil or not serviced regularly

faulty ones can be replaced

other rattles can be idler pulleys

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Oct 28, 2016 | Kia Cars & Trucks

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Does this car take a valve lash adjustment and what are the settings


Your car has hydraulic lifters. Hydraulic lifters just means that it uses engine oil to control the valve clearances using a bucket and shim arrangement.
Here's a generic image of what a hydraulic lifter can look like:25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-0.jpg

If the car makes a tapping sound at start up, this points to a problem in the camshaft area - including the hydraulic lifers/shims. Valve clearances are controlled by the lifters and shims. It could also be a worn camshaft - the lobes can become rounded.

Usually, there is no adjustment possible with most hydraulic lifters. Replacement (usually) means you have to remove the camshaft, though I am by no means certain about your particular model.

If you have the tools and ability, remove the rocker cover and have a look at things.

25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-1.jpg The image above shows a camshaft - the lobe is worn and rounded. When this happens valve clearance is excessive and may lead to a tapping noise. Engine efficiency is also affected.

The image below shows hydraulic lifters (example only..).
The lifter on the left has a 'dished' surface - wear caused by the camshaft or the lifter not being able to 'turn' in its bore.
25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-3.jpg The usual cause of this is (a) short trips where the engine hasn't had a chance to warm up properly and pump oil to the camshaft area (b) poor oil/infrequent oil changes (c) stuck lifter.

Before you spend money on parts or repairs, first try adding some oil flush to the engine to clear out carbon and 'sticky' deposits.


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... follow the instructions on the bottle...
Then change your engine oil and add something like a 'valve train additive' - this will try and quieten the tapping noise.
The (Ebay) link below will give you an idea of what additives are available (and so will your local car accessory shop).

Try the cheapest and easiest first. If that doesn't work .. unless you are confident that you can inspect, diagnose and replace parts .. give a mobile mechanic a call. Those guys are usually quite good.

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Nov 08, 2015 | 2004 Suzuki Forenza

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What's your question?THE AUDI 500 SE DOES IT HAVE HYDRAULIC LIFTERS OR SHIMS


Depending on the year model, the very first Audis had shims, but most had hydraulic lifters

Oct 11, 2015 | Audi Cars & Trucks

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Does a 1999 frod contour have hydraulic lifters or mechanical lifters


Both the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder, and the 2.5 liter V6 are overhead cam engines. While all years of the V6 us hydraulic tappets, the 4-cylinder engines varied. From 1998 and earlier, they had hydraulic tappets. From 1999 on, they used shimmed mechanical tappets. Adjusting valve clearance on the later engines is a little involved, and, if you're not familiar with the procedure, it is perhaps best left to a professional mechanic who is familiar with the engine.

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Hi, my better halfs recently purchaced Mark 5 Golf 1.6 fsi petrol, sounds like a tractor on start up until oil pressure reaches the top of the engine, (about two seconds). I am thinking hydraulic tappets...


You are exactly correct. The lifters are weak and leaking down. Go to your parts store and tell them you are changing lifters and they will give you the lifters and gaskets needed to do it. Its a job you should be able to do in just a few hours. While at the store make sure you get all your torque specs. or you could just pick up a manual.

Jan 30, 2011 | Volkswagen Golf Cars & Trucks

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Golf e mk4 is noisey sounds like tappets, but various mechanics reckon that it is hydraulic cylinder shims? car has done 66k and not been looked after, just had it serviced and still noisey. it needs a...


BAD LIFTERS WILL MAKE A NOISE.IF VALVE LIFTERS AND LOWER SPRING SEALS BEEN REPLACED AND LIFTERS STILL NOISEY.EITHER ENGINE OIL TOO THICK OR ENGINE NEED OIL CHANGE + FILTER CHANGE.DIRTY OIL CAUSE LIFTER NOISE OR OIL PASSAGES IN THE CYLINDER HEAD STOPPED UP NOT ALLOWING LIFTERS TO GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF OIL.OR OIL PRESSURE TO LOW DUE TO FAULTY OIL PUMP.OIL PRESSURE SHOULD BE 29 PSI @2000 RPM. TRYING ADDING SOME SEAFOAM CLEANER IN CRANK CASE IF OIL PASSAGES STOPPED UP IT WILL CLEAN OUT OIL SLUDGE.GO TO AUTO PARTS STORE TELL THEM YOU NEED SEAFOAM.AFTER 500 MILES YOU NEED TO CHANGE OIL AND FILTER AGAIN. SEE IF THIS HELP BEFORE SPENDING ALOT OF MONEY .

Oct 30, 2010 | Volkswagen Golf Cars & Trucks

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1986 VW Golf. I am not getting gas to #1 or #2 cylinder but im getting gas to #3 and #4 cylinder. How can I fix this problem.


If your vehicle is EFI make the first compression test.If all right check the injectors 1st&2nd. If all right change hydraulic inlet lifters 1st&2nd.

Apr 19, 2010 | 1986 Volkswagen Golf

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1993 mazda mx6 2.5 when should a valve adjustment be done little noise is that common 144,000 mles .


the valve lifters should be hydraulic and not adjustable on that engine, either you have a clogged oil feed to them, in which case wynns hydraulic lifter treatment will cure it after a few days, or the shims are worn and replacement means using a micrometer or vernier gauge to measure each shim against the specified clearance and then fitting individual bucket shims to each valve to correct the wear, but try wynn's first, its cheap and works well for sticky lifters.

If the 2.5 has VVT (variable valve timing) it may be this unit thats making the noise, not the valves...

Jan 15, 2010 | 1993 Mazda MX-6

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My engine number is BP223987 what type of lifters does it have {Hydraulic or shimmed} as it has developed a loud tapping in the valves


look under the hood at the emission labels. if it has a gap for lifters ( valves ) you will know

Aug 01, 2009 | 1994 Mazda 323

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'96 VW Golf GL with 2.0 motor. Cold start knock


It sounds like the hydraulic lifters are bleeding down after sitting for a while... there are ball checks which are supposed to prevent this... Try using a good engine flush (a product that frees sticky lifters) and replace the oil with a good synthetic... Hope this helps...;-)

Apr 27, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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