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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:35 pm 
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I have the Rspec3... I used 6 shims. Just measure your clearances with 6 shims... if they're within the acceptable range.. then she's gold :)
Otherwise add/remove shims and try again.
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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Think I had 4 non-ford 'shims' (washers) plus the factory.
HLA wasn't falling out the arm, and I had no problems with lifter noise, drove it around like that for about, f**k, 15,000kms?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:17 pm 
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it just seams that the vavles open to far at full lift

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:32 pm 
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isn't it fun shimming cams? :) Ring jeysen, he's always happy to help. Make sure your getting the measurements + math correct. Took me 2 full days to put mine in. It's a head f**k, but you'll get there.

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:46 am 
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i'll say i'v been on the fone to jaysen like 3 times already

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:39 am 
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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:40 pm 
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i think so

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:48 pm 
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Don't you just love learning new stuff on the fly? :D:D
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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:15 pm 
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dont worry mate, had the same dramas with my R3 2 weeks ago. me and the old man were cursing at each other in the end but we ended up fitting 5 shims on both exhaut and intake rockers.

This left us with about 0.9mm and 1.1mm of adjustment on the exhaust and intake respectively.

Dont worry so much. i was worried too but started her up, heard those damn taps and within about 10 kays of driving she was all sweet

Now after 2 weeks all is sweet.

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:37 am 
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How'd you go? Got it done?
My custom RPD is astage 1.5 basically, i had 3 shims on the inlet and 4 on the exhaust. My lifters kept falling out, i just taped them in. It's still rattly, but i think thats just the lifters themselves.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:39 am 
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Hows the shims goin Efbignik?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:53 am 
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yeah he got it all worked out... 5 shims on the intake side and 6 on the exhaust (or visa versa)

his EF dont go to bad at all now :)
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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:46 am 
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Whiteknight1 wrote:
Hows the shims goin Efbignik?


yeah mate what shums said
thay where just sweet then i drove to melb after a long drive thay rattle a bit
but i think it's just the liftters

but i'll never do it a again to much of a head f**k for me
give me my grain any day
i can tell you any thing about it

just looking at what else i can do
and still keep it on go gas
the r3 loves the go gas i mean yeah it still runs heaps
better on PULP but thats the way i will all ways be
but go gas is for cruzing and PULP is for racing
thats the way i wantted it

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:59 pm 
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efbignik wrote:
but go gas is for cruzing and PULP is for racing


couldnt have put it better myself ha ha
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