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To replace lifters on 1994 1.8 EA82 manual, subaru--

To replace lifters on 1994 1.8 EA82 subaru--does intake manifold have to come off? or is it thru valve covers? I have quotes for $16.00 ea. and
$86.00 ea. for lifters--Is someone missing something?

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SOURCE: Noise under intake manifold

best thing to do is to take the intake and valve covers off, its possible you may have inadvertently sucked something up and it's in you intake. That is the best solution.

No telling what it is until you take things apart and take a look. It shouldn't be too hard, make sure you get new gaskets, gaskets are cheap anyways.

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you adjust it by replacing shims. if you want to do it yourself i suggest you get yourself a worshop manual and take it from there

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The EA82 does not use shims. Ticking almost always caused by a failed oil pump to engine block gasket failure. The gasket slowly fails which then allows the oil pump to pump air along with the oil. Replace the "Mickey Mouse" oil pump gasket.

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