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Old 19th May 2017, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default Cheap cheap cheap shim kit??? is this for real?

Been looking at checking my clearances when i do my inspection 2, but the BMW kit is about %500 new zealand dollars!! but I've since come across this kit...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...it-wiseco-vsk4

its only $100. i know Wisco is a good company from my days wrenching on old V8's.

Has anyone used this kit?
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Old 19th May 2017, 07:10 AM   #2
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Yes I have some Wiseco shims in mine, no issue's with them.
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Old 19th September 2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Any local source for these?
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Old 19th September 2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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I've got a brand new sealed wiseco VSK4 kit going spare. I bought 2 kits but only needed one. It's got 3 of every sized shim available in 0.04mm increments. Keep meaning to put it in the for sale section!
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Old 19th September 2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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I've heard a few have used these
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Old 20th September 2017, 09:45 AM   #6
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I used the Wiseco kit, was absolutely spot on. Pretty sure I paid about 40 for them inc' shipping from America to UK.

Buy the tool from BMW at 20 and a set of feeler gauges for a fiver. Nice easy job if you take your time and concentrate!

Rocker cover gasket probably run you about 40-50 too. Not bad for 100 and the tools to do it again if you wanted..
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Old 20th September 2017, 11:36 AM   #7
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I used the Wiseco kit, was absolutely spot on. Pretty sure I paid about 40 for them inc' shipping from America to UK.

Buy the tool from BMW at 20 and a set of feeler gauges for a fiver. Nice easy job if you take your time and concentrate!

Rocker cover gasket probably run you about 40-50 too. Not bad for 100 and the tools to do it again if you wanted..
TerryFolev and SmokyBear, you have PM's.

The cheapest I've seen them is 50 from the states but there's a good chance of getting clobbered for import duty or vat etc. And they'd probably take a couple of weeks to get here! I paid 100 for 2 kits plus delivery from a member on here. At the time I did my homework and agreed that was a fair price.
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Old 20th September 2017, 11:46 AM   #8
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These are the same and UK based:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Hotcam...item2cc1f1461e
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Old 21st September 2017, 06:10 AM   #9
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Just checked my purchase history, it worked out at 31 that I paid. Thy did take around 3 weeks to arrive and I didn't get stung with any import fees! I bought them about 2 months ago so it was pretty recent too!
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Old 16th November 2017, 11:45 PM   #10
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Kit available here for 59.95:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122675935117
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