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He's not having that problem, his problem IS he's got a cheapie feeler gauge that has only 4 Blades!
Take yourself down to Sears, Advance Auto, Auto Zone, Pep Boys, NAPA, Snap-On truck, MAC Tools truck, Home Depot, Lowe's... Any one of these stores WILL have them, do you need anymore information as to where YOU can buy a "Nice Feeler Gauge" set?... LOL
As it has 0.13, 0.15, 0.18 and 0.28, 0.30, 0.33mm feelers - perfect for these clearances!
Thing is - and I fully admit this is the first time I've done this - to calculate the new shim size I need an accurate measurement of what the clearance is at the moment.
If the inlet is meant to be 0.16 +- 0.03 and I can't fit a 0.15 then it's clearly on the tight side.
But with the calculation...
A = (B - C) + D
A: New shim thickness
B: Recorded valve clearance
C: Specified valve clearance
D: Old shim thickness
...what value would you give to B, if you only had feelers of 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 to work with?
DON"T do it!.. Do Not give it a value just to Guess-estimate... Wait until You get Your NEW Feeler Gauges and then get the readings\ie Numbers... then You can figure it all out Oh yeah.. My :twocents
By the way Bro., I did NOT mean to sound snutty.. by putting down Your tools... it was just what I had pictured in my mind.. a feeler gauge with only 4 blades... Well, even You can see My point,... I Hope.
PS. FWIW and or FYI, When I "Tried to Use the formula in the service manual... I could NOT figure out Shit!.. So I just used my own way to figure out the shims I needed and it worked Perfect!.. Okay, so don't get hung up on the manuals formula... I Hope this Helps....?