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The longer rods ----- i.e 6 rods passenger to driver side which are

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the front plugs 2-4-6   which are the longer rods ----- i.e 6 rods passenger to driver side   which are longer ?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Hi there,

You are refering to the pushrods, corrrect?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
correct - i changed the head gasket and must have mixed up the rods --- now engine knocks
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.
Got ya,,,, be right back....
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Thanks,

The Intake push rods are just a bit longer than the exaust pueh rods,,,so if they get mixed up,,,,well,,,,it will knock,rock, rattle and roll,,,,,,,,,

 

Just make sure the intake rods are the longer ones,,,and if ya need anything else, just hit me up.

VW

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Virtual Wrench's Post: ok but from facing the engine left to right which are the postions where the longer ones go ? also same question for the rear side . left to right   1-2 3-4-5-6 front and back . I dont know which is the intake or exhaust .....
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Be right back

 

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Virtual Wrench's Post: correc the   push rods under the rocker arms..
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.
I'm looking for a diagram ,,,hang for a second ok?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
ok    please let me know   ----
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

the only thing I could find is that it looks like the outer valves are intakes,it just says keep the push rods in order,here are 2 pictures,it doesnt help with the middle cylinder,It may be hard to explain,how to identify which is an intake or exhaust with out being there.

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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.
The intake pushrods are identified with yellow stripes. The intake pushrods are 14.6 cm (5.75 inch) long.
The exhaust pushrods are identified with green stripes. The exhaust pushrods are 15.24 cm (6 inch) long.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

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VW