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Looking for answers on my 82 Rabbit Diesel lifter noise.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Looking for answers on my 82 Rabbit Diesel lifter noise. Reply with quote

Good Day new to the forum and VW community. I recently bought a 82 MK1 Rabbit 1.6L Diesel and the lifters seem excessively loud. I pulled of the valve cover to ensure that they were getting oil, and they are, changed my oil/oil filter, but the noise is still there, not sure why they are loud, as I am new to the diesel engine world as I am use to V8 power. Any assistance would be appreciated. Cheers...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it may just be normal diesel clatter. Did you feeler gauge the valves, were any of the gaps excessive?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No haven't check to see if there is excessive gaps with a feeler gauge. Next time a pull the valve cover I'll be sure to check. It does seem to be not as loud as the rpm revs. Thanks for the reply. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was found some research and came up with two other alternatives such as Rod Knock and or something as simple as the vaccum pump. Thoughts and comments?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check valve clearance before worrying about anything else. The injectors on these are pretty noisy too, especially when cold.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks....the more it warms up the less chatter I hear, which I hope is a good thing. By the time I got home today it was about half as noisy, then when it starts up.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These things can be really noisy when cold. I suspect it's normal if you're not familiar with the engine. If it was a real problem, like timing, say, it would be constant regardless of temp. The NA 1.6 was a very old school weak, noisy and smelly diesel. The only good thing about them was they sipped fuel and were pretty reliable.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes after taking it in to the guys at Ellice Auto ( who were great by the way), it is just the engine, but also found out that my compression on two of my cylinders are crappy. 460/300/240/230
So have to plug it in at night to get it to start up without sputtering and being extra noisy. So will have to drive it until it dies as I don't have the money to fix it. Quoted at roughly $1700. I'll just have to find another beater...maybe a jetta this time.
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