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As the title says, I need to know if i have hydraulic or solid lifters. What am I looking for (I mean, I'd like to avoid taking the cam out if I can tell with it in!) Its a Mk2 injection head with the injectors blocked so possibly hydraulic?

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It's a PB head off of a mk2 Digifant 1.8 engine  :thumbs:

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Oh! He's a mind reader as well! :oJack

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Should be solid.

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I think hydraulic tappets have a plastic cover under the cam cover, you can see it if you take the oil filler cap off, and solid tappets don't have a cover, you can see the cam shaft, PB engine should be hydraulic but not 100% sure, I think the change over year was 1984/1985. 

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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The year they went from solid to hydraulic? Well both of my engines have the plastic splash cover on so sounds like hydraulic!

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Pre 83 hydraulic. . Post 83 solid.   :-)

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They be solid then? Aaaaah!

Jack

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On my cars,
1978 Mk1 Scirocco FR engine - Solid
1988 Mk1 Golf cabriolet DX engine - hydraulic
1984 Mk2 Scirocco storm DX engine - solid

Used to own
1988 Mk2 Golf GTi PB engine - hydraulic
Thats what was fitted……

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Its a PB head.

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blans said

Pre 83 hydraulic. . Post 83 solid.   :-)

is that not back to front?

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pre 83 should be bucket and shim mechanical and post should be solid hydraulic .. wasn't clear in my definition. :ocf_emoticons__eusa_doh:pre..

http://www.driversfound.com/scirocco/techtips/engine/valveadjustment/

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http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1944667

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hydro tappets didnt come in till 86/87! take the cam cover off and look at the cam caps. if 1 is missing its hydro

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Thank you! Hydraulic it is!

 Jack

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IMG_20191110_144059.jpg Hi … So whats this ? Engine code is 1HS with ABC at the end …
Thats i a 2003 citigolf 16i …. IMG_20191110_144059.jpg

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thats part number on the cylinder head, not the engine code. the engine code is on the engine block, just above the oil filter housing.

MK3 golf GTI heads have all 5 cam caps even with hydraulic lifters, I guess same is also possible for SA engine codes. we dont have so much experience with those over here.

is your front coolant flange aluminium? if so and you can get more you might find a market selling them to europe… Briano would be especially interested I expect :P

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rubjonny said


Is your front coolant flange aluminium? if so and you can get more you might find a market selling them to europe… Briano would be especially interested I expect :P

Naw, I replaced all of my coolant flanges on my Digifart with Metal ones.  I got rid of the plastic ones as soon as I realized that the 16V CTS sensor was the same as the Digi-blue one.  So I swapped all of them…. Funny thing is that since I have done that I haven't had a broken or distorted or one that leaked…. :) .

The hardest one to find was the t-stat cover and that was bought for 25 bucks each and I ordered 3…

one on left from a 81 diesel in the yard.


Replaced this:


with


I used the 16V CTS sensor, and the Black Oil Temp sensor for my Coolant Gauge…Worked great…. best thing is no leaking at all….  


And the Metal -t-stat cover I got a GAP….  So my flanges are all better now.  :)

I only have 2 -plastic parts on my Car in the cooling system now… The Radiator Expansion jug, and the heater Matrix.  :)

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if nothing else would be interesting to see a metal flange exists that takes the later type sensors, but its probably just a trick of the photo :)

luckily I had a metal t-stat flange included on one of the scrap blocks that came with my cabrio, I made sure to keep that for my mk2. unfortunately for me no OEM flange exist for ABF engines so I have to make do with genuine VW ones. To be fair genuine ones last really well, touch wood its been almost 10 years now

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Not my brightest moment there .   Got that COMPLETLY wrong ….
Thanks for the help ….

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rubjonny said

…unfortunately for me no OEM flange exist for ABF engines so I have to make do with genuine VW ones. To be fair genuine ones last really well, touch wood it's been almost 10 years now

Rub…..You never mention how well parts work for as how long they have been installed because they are sure to break on you now.  :)


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