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post #1 of 32 Old 10th December 2011, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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volvo 33mm valve shims

What is the best and cheapest place to order the volvo shims or any other shims that will fit. My local BMW dealership wants 24$/shim.

Can anyone help. I can afford to have the car in the garage for a week so that is the timeframe id need them in as i plan to order the ones i need only. Thanks.
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post #2 of 32 Old 10th December 2011, 06:55 AM
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I recently purchased various shims from thebmwpartstore.com.The prices varied from under 9.to $13. and change.Shipping charges very reasonable;prompt delivery.My 3.8 was professionally rebuilt.Figured I'd treat it to BMW shims rather than Volvo to start it's new life.
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What is the best and cheapest place to order the volvo shims or any other shims that will fit. My local BMW dealership wants 24$/shim.

Can anyone help. I can afford to have the car in the garage for a week so that is the timeframe id need them in as i plan to order the ones i need only. Thanks.
Check out this place:
www.partsgeek.com

Now, I've never used them, but the prices look right and everything is in stock.

Or if you wanted something more affiliated with BMW you could check out this place:
www.bmpdesign.com

I've never used them either. But even at 6 bucks you're better off than throwing your money away at the dealership.

Good luck,
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I used this:
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it worked out well they are a good outfit.
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$250 isn't bad, but $199 is a bit better.
CRP W0133-1604802 Valve Spring Shim | Auto Parts Warehouse
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$250 isn't bad, but $199 is a bit better.
CRP W0133-1604802 Valve Spring Shim | Auto Parts Warehouse
Parts Geek has the best deal on the kit at $167.35

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Nice, even better.

Luckily my M60 & M50 don't need those. Will have to remember that if I or anyone else I know ever needs a kit...
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Thanks for your help. I myself too found a website (i saved in favorites on my desktop) that sold shims for like $2+ so that shouldn't be a problem. I'll just need to verify that they do have them in stock for sure.

I am going to attempt this today. Or start i should say. At the same time i will be changing all the vacuum hoses with the vacuum hose kit purchased from ebay as in nikosx thread. I also purchased the carbtune tool to adjust the itbs.

If anyone has any input or hints or tricks on how to do some things easier, please do chime in. I'd rather learn on someone else's mistakes than by braking or struggling with something on my car
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My car is stock except for the jim conforti tms chip. It runs on 91 octange gas and i live in arizona USA. What should i be aiming for as far as clearances go for exhaust vs intake valves. It seems that the recommended is .28mm intake and .33mm exhaust. I will be using the table that bondy created in one of the threads here and modify it as need be.

Can I reuse my old shims if after measuring with a digital caliper they measure a size that i need?? And what size is the crank bolt?? I've seen anything from 27mm 32mm or 36mm. Realoem.com doesnt specifiy the bolt size

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