[Vwdiesel] Replacement Valve Shims Size

Rudy petersenrudy at hotmail.com
Mon May 7 22:16:02 EDT 2007

Yes, that's correct.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of Bryan K. Walton
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 5:36 PM
To: VW Diesel Fans
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Replacement Valve Shims Size

Last Saturday, I measured the valve clearances on my Rabbit.  I've never
done this before, so learning as I go.  Here were my clearances:

Cylinder	Intake		Exhaust
# 1		.13		.33
# 2		.10		.35
# 3		.15		.33
# 4		.20		.35

So, I've got 4 within spec, and 4 out of spec.  Time to order some
replacement shims.  Here is the idiot question: How do I know what size
replacement shim to order?  Am I correct in thinking that the only way to
know what size to order is to first know what size is currently installed
and to then compute the new size taking into account the exisiting shim's
size and the present clearance?

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