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    2jz gte bucket shims. Where to buy

    Hi guys, does anyone know anywhere that sells replacement bucket shims for the 2jz-gte pre vvti. I have just bought new cams and am 99% sure they will need shimming.

    Easier for me to ask now so i can get them in asap

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    Toyota still sell them, but maybe someone has a bag of them sat on their shelf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy442 View Post
    Toyota still sell them, but maybe someone has a bag of them sat on their shelf?
    Cheers swampy, will get calcs done and post up what size shims i need and see if anyone has any. Failing that it will be toyota. Any idea how much they are each from toyota?

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    I think the na ones are the same diameter so worth keeping an eye out for any scrap heads to canabalise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    Failing that it will be toyota. Any idea how much they are each from toyota?

    Cheers Andy


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    I would imagine a small fortune if purchased within the UK, take a look at Amayama. Just remember to add import duty, handling charges & VAT on top. To throw a wobbler your way, how about using the shimless buckets from the MR2 Spyder instead.

    Also, do you have you got access to a decent online EPC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Bullitt View Post
    I would imagine a small fortune if purchased within the UK, take a look at Amayama. Just remember to add import duty, handling charges & VAT on top. To throw a wobbler your way, how about using the shimless buckets from the MR2 Spyder instead.

    Also, do you have you got access to a decent online EPC?


    I can imagine them being pricy too. I have thought about the shimless buckets. Do you just buy them in certain sizes?

    And whats an EPC?


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    (E)lectronic (P)arts (C)atalogue, it's what Toyota look the parts up on before ordering.

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    Cheers swampy. I thought they might so more specific sizes than that. After measuring the shims that are in with digital micrometers, some are coming back at such odd sizes compared to their size chart. I have some measuring up at 2.875mm and such like. They seem like in between sizes (1 thou increments) rather than 2 thou which they sell online.


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    If I remember you've got a tolerance of 0.1mm to play with when checking the clearances
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy442 View Post
    If I remember you've got a tolerance of 0.1mm to play with when checking the clearances
    With stock cams yes. 0.1mm = 4 thou.

    Stock exhaust is 10-14 thou

    Stock intake 6-10 thou

    However with these gsc s1 cams. It states that the tolerance is much closer and different to the stock cams.

    Exhaust is 12 thou +- 1 thou

    Intake is 10 thou +- 1 thou

    So to get it bang on, 1 thou increments would be best. I will sort it either way by surface grinding the shims or shimming slightly on the slack side. Im thinking the freshly ground valves will move and bed in within the first 1000 miles so will be double checking them after that anyway




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