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Right after purchasing my second 914 a couple of months ago, I set about tuning it up and setting the valves. Much to my suprise, they felt squichy when I was adjustin gthem. Something I read here made me stop and ask, "how the hell do I know if these are hydraulic?' I looked up the clearance for the hydraulic lifters, and found that all matched what I had, before I screwed with the one. SO i set it back where it was, and assumed I had hydraulics. Now I know why this little 1.8 runs sooo much quieter than my 2.0. What a noise difference! and yes, not crawling under it every month is nice.
I think Jake's argument is so true that it scares me. Yes, there will probably be some problem in the valve train eventually that I won't catch because I am not seeing or hearing a dang thing in there.
Old 10-24-2001, 03:10 PM
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