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Re: [T3] valve job criteria

On 18 Dec 2003 at 7:48, hisham bakr wrote:

> From: "Jim Adney" <jadney@vwtype3.org>

> > Buy all new pushrod tubes. You will probably need new seals for them, too.
> I have seals if you need them.
> Aside from being dented in the middle, what else could be wrong with the
> original tubes to justify their replacement? I always believe that old stock
> is worth reusing when possible. this also goes for the seals, I didn't think
> they needed replacing unless damaged. are the new ones as reliable?

You just don't want to get it all back together and discover that they leak 
because they have rusted thru or that one cracked where it got wrinkled. If 
they look really good, go ahead and straighten them (the pushrods MUST NOT 
touch them anywhere.) You can reuse the seals IF they are still pliable. I find 
that the case end ones are often fine, but the head ones have gotten much 

> > Study the Bentley manual to make sure that you got all the cooling tin
> that
> > this engine should have. Make sure the thermostat and linkage parts are
> all there and functional.
> Its all gone. been removed by a good samaritan!

Start looking for parts.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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