Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Valve clearances - checking and adjustment (pre August 1985)
Engine repair procedures - 1.6 and 1.8 litre 8 valve / Valve clearances - checking and adjustment (pre August 1985)

1 If a new or reconditioned cylinder head, complete with camshaft, is being fitted, then the valve clearances will have been preset.

2 Valve clearances can be checked and adjusted with the cylinder head removed (prior to refitting after overhaul) or in the normal manner described in Section 12 of Chapter 1.

3 There are two specified valve clearance settings, these being for a cold (cylinder head removed) or warm (engine in vehicle) engine condition.

4 If valve adjustment is made with the engine cold, then it must be checked again with the engine at normal operating temperature (ie.

coolant above 35°C). If the cylinder head has been overhauled, then it should be checked again, hot, after 600 miles (900 km).

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