Valve Shim Kit Recommendations?
Posted April 13, 2010 - 12:03 PM
My question is this:
Should I buy one of the shim kits available out there, or is it not worth it? I'm fairly confident that if I find the valves out of spec, or even close to the ends of the spec range that I'll be waiting on ordered parts, instead of a local shop having what I need (this has nearly always been my experience).
If the kits are not an arm & a leg, I figure I'm better off going that direction, as I should (for the most part) always have what I need on hand.
Any recommendations on where to get the best assortment or price on a shim kit?
Posted April 13, 2010 - 01:12 PM
The biggest argument I have seen against the kit is that it's shims are in .05" increments, whereas individual Honda shims can be had in .025" increments.
Posted April 13, 2010 - 01:27 PM
Posted April 13, 2010 - 01:36 PM
Posted April 13, 2010 - 02:33 PM
The Hot Cams kits also break at an odd place in the size range, so you almost need to buy two to get coverage. The refill kits break in a better range, but they have fewer of each shim. IMO, unless they're used, shim kits are only a good idea for a shop.