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11-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Where can I get valve shims for a 3rd gen 3sgte? Are the 2nd and 3rd gen shims interchangable? Helpful information on valve shims would be greatly appreciated!

11-04-2010, 09:00 PM
They are not interchangable, as the 3rd gen is shim under bucket design. I am sorry I don't have a source for the 3rd gen shims as I just converted to shim under bucket.

11-06-2010, 01:55 AM
Don't know how much it helps, but here are the part numbers that ToyoDIY shows for the lifter shims. I checked a few of the numbers on wholestoyoparts.com and they didn't come up. If you can find a dealer that does JDM stuff, you might have some luck.
13753-88003 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.50 X $9.56
13753-88053 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.55 X $9.56
13753-88103 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.60 X $9.56
13753-88153 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.65 X $9.56
13753-88203 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.70 X $9.56
13753-88253 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.75 X $9.56
13753-88303 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.80 X $9.56
13753-88353 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.85 X $9.56
13753-88403 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.90 X $9.56
13753-88453 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=2.95 X $9.56
13753-88503 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.00 X $9.56
13753-88553 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.05 X $9.56
13753-88603 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.10 X $9.56
13753-88653 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.15 X $9.56
13753-88703 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.20 X $9.56
13753-88753 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.25 X $9.56
13753-88803 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.30 X $9.56
13753-88853 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.35 X $9.56
13753-88893 3SG*..ST202, 205; T=3.39

11-08-2010, 05:04 AM
I thought the 3rd gen didn't have shims at all? ie the buckets were available in different thicknesses...

11-11-2010, 01:25 AM
Catalog showed lifters and shims.

11-11-2010, 04:29 PM
last i remember the 3rd gen 3S-GTE does have a bucket and shim setup but the shimms are about the size of a dime instead of a quarter like the 2nd gen. but i do believe that the 1ZZ-FE shimmless buckets will work

11-11-2010, 05:22 PM
Are the shims /shim buckets from a 1ZZ or 2ZZ toyota engine interchangeable?

11-12-2010, 03:19 AM
Not sure on the 3rd gen but I know that people do the conversion on the 1st and 2nd using, I think, the 1ZZ buckets. Maybe one of guys that has done it will chime in and confirm.

11-16-2010, 03:29 AM
1ZZFE buckets are bolt on for the gen II 3SGTE. I THINK the Gen I also. I maybe be wrong on that though.
Everything I've read says the Gen III 3S uses different size buckets.

11-16-2010, 03:34 AM
I maybe be wrong on that though.

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