Re: [DML] Can anyone offer any install advice on the newer "metal" Volvo
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Re: [DML] Can anyone offer any install advice on the newer "metal" Volvo Cyl Shims??

I already have the shims.  I was able to obtain them through the Volvo dealer here in town.  I am really curious to know if others have experience installing these new ones?  I am about to begin the installation but want to make sure I do it correctly.

BTW: very good name for an exotic dancer!

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, PAUL LEGUTKI <legutki@...> wrote:
> Maybe IPD, the Volvo parts guys out on the pacific northwest would have shims.  
> Cyl Shims. Almost a good name for an exotic dancer.
> ________________________________
> From: Jeff U <jeff@...>
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thu, August 9, 2012 12:13:33 PM
> Subject: [DML] Can anyone offer any install advice on the newer "metal" Volvo 
> Cyl Shims??
> I was curious to know if anyone can offer any advice or input on their
> experience with the installation of the newer type metal piston cylinder
> shims?
> Just a quick bit of History:
> About 2 months ago while getting prepared to have the heads re-worked I
> notice 1 piston cylinder that appear slightly loose. After posting my
> concerns about this on DMCtalk, I was advised it would be best to just
> replace the shims.
> So after finally getting my complete engine gasket set delivered I
> discovered that I had only received 3 out of the 4 sets of shims. The
> shim set that was missing was the "yellow" colored set approx. .130mm -
> .160mm in size (DMC Part# 102617 prior Volvo Part# 246999). The reason
> the set was missing was because Houston was completely out of them and
> currently had no estimated date of future availability. So with my
> engine torn down and not wanting to be left hanging I decided to do my
> own research for obtaining this missing shim set. What I found was that
> Volvo no longer refers to the B28 motor shims by color. Furthermore,
> they no longer offer 4 different shim sizes, but now only three. Those
> sizes are as follows: (.10mm .12mm & .15mm). The old Volvo shim part
> numbers have now been superseded by new part numbers.
> Color "Blue" .07mm - .105mm (DMC# 102614 Volvo# 246996) - No longer
> manufactured by Volvo
> Color "White" .08mm - .12mm (DMC# 102615 Volvo# 246997)
> Color "Pink" .10mm - .14mm (DMC# 102616 Volvo# 246998
> Color "Yellow" .13mm - .16mm (DMC# 102617 Volvo# 246999) - No longer
> available from DMC
> NEW - the above superseded by these Volvo #'s
> Size .10mm (Volvo# 1218423)
> Size .12mm (Volvo# 1218422)
> Size .15mm (Volvo# 1218421)
> Since these newer shims are metal (I assume aluminum??) is the install
> just the same as the older paper ones? Or, would the metal shims benefit
> slightly if each side of the shim was lightly sprayed with say "Copper
> Coat - Spray Gasket" or the like, before install? Or, maybe the pressure
> from the head bolts in the final torque is enough to provide an adequate
> seal at the base of the cylinder liner?? If anyone has prior install
> information or advice on these I would love to hear about it! Thanks you
> for your time!
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