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VALVE SHIMS
September 07, 2014 03:31PM
i'm looking for information on vw and volvo valve shims
diameter is the big point of interest at this point



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 07, 2014 03:56PM
VW 8v shims are 31mm OD.
The tappets / cam followers are 35mm OD.



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 07, 2014 04:00PM
cool i will measure my suzuki shims to see if they will work

thank you



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 07, 2014 10:07PM
Memory tells me that Volvo uses 33mm diameter shims
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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 08:20AM
suzuki sx4 valve shims measure at 30.5mm so is the 31mm vw shim a true 31mm or is it a bit smaller?



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 08:31AM
The VW shims are a true 31mm OD.
The recess in the top of the tappet / cam follower that locates the shim is 31.1mm ID.



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 08:51AM
ok,i wonder if toyota or some other company uses a 30.5mm shim?



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 02:49PM
I have Toy 3.0 V6 shims and they measure 34mm.
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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 03:25PM
So what exactly are you trying to do...?
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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 06:54PM
adjust the valves on my daily driver sx4
suzuki wants a painful amount of money for shims, so i'm looking for an affordable alternative
i may try the 29.5mm suzuki bike shim



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Re: VALVE SHIMS
September 08, 2014 08:43PM
$1800 for a shim kit...what are you sniveling about ? Jeebus thatsa lotta scheckles.
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Re: VALVE SHIMS
October 18, 2014 06:01PM
i scored a complete set of new shims for the right price today
let the good time not tick!



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