VW 1600 Transporter Camshaft and Tappets Removal and Renovation

The camshaft and tappets can be removed only after splitting the crankcase. Having split the crankcase the tappets should be checked in their respective bores in the crankcase and no excessive side-play should be apparent. The faces of the tappets which bear against the camshaft lobes should also have a clear, smooth shiny surface. If they show signs of pitting or serious wear they should be renewed. Refacing is possible with proper grinding facilities but the economics of this need investigating first. The lobes of the camshaft should be examined for any indications of flat spots, pitting or extreme wear on the bearing surfaces. Minor blemishes may be smoothed down with a 120 grain oil stone and polished with one of 300 grain. The bearing journals also should be checked in the same way as those on the crankshaft. The camshaft bearings are renewable.

1968 – 1979 VW 1600 Transporter Engine – Camshaft and Valves Exploded View

1968 - 1979 VW 1600 Transporter Engine - Camshaft and Valves

1. Camshaft and gear assembly
2. Pushrod
3. Tappet
4. Pushrod tube
5. Pushrod tube seal
6. Rocker shaft
7. Shaft support bracket
8. Thrust washer
9. Corrugated washer
10. Securing clip
11. Rocker arm
12. Sealing ring
13. Tappet adjusting screw
14. Locknut
15. Inlet valve
16. Exhaust valve
17. Oil wiper
18. Valve cap
19. Valve spring
20. Valve spring heat
21. Valve cotter halves

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