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Are valve shims re-usable?

I'm in the process of re-shimming the valves on my 1994 Suzuki Katana 600. For the valves where I need to replace the shim, should I save the old shim I removed, or is it considered a disposable item ...
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What to do in case of shim under bucket with no clearance?

Went to do the valve clearance check on my 1994 Suzuki Katana 600 and was dismayed to find that I have zero clearance on any of the valves... Even my thinnest feeler gauge won't slip between and it ...
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Sounds like brake disc is making contact with pad shims

I've been having trouble with a noise from the front left brakes on my 2003 Yaris/Echo/Vitz/Platz. The car takes a beating but is also well maintained. After a long drive with repeated hard braking ...
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Are wet cylinder liners' shims utterly neccessary?

This old Skoda engine I'm rebuilding has wet cylinder liners, and uses thin copper shims in their seats. The manual talks about liners protrusion between 0.14 to 0.32 mm above the block, and available ...
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