Anyone with any advice on how to get these bad boys out would be awesome right now because I just don't get. Period. I've adjusted valves before with no problem but this time the two exhaust valve shims (or called pads in the manual) will not budge from their place. When I pulled the lifters out the shims were not stuck inside the lifter like normal, they were still seated in the valve top. Usually not a problem because a maget or even tabe will pull them out... but the shim is seated in there tight as can be. I've tried magnets, tape, taps, prying, and praying. Nothing. My next idea is to glue/epoxy a nail to the shim and pull up on it that way, or an even more desperate measure would be to take a drill and easy-out to it... but that's a ruined valve waiting to happen. I can't just leave the shim in there because the valve clearance is considerably out of spec, and I've looked everywhere for someone with a similar story but have found nothing. Thanks in advance to anyone who offers anything in the matter.