Castor shims

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wennbom
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Having done a wishbone refurb and fitted some wishbone bearings from HPE Dan.

Now, how in (place you favorite swearing here) do you fit all of the castor shims?

The bearing collets must be a bit wider than the OE bushings since it was a “mallet” fit at the rear end.

Anyone else having a similar experience?
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Fonzey
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Yes it's a pain, I seem to remember having to gently tap mine in with a screwdriver and hammer, once they holes are just about in position you can ram a screwdriver where the wishbone bolt should go and wiggle them into position.

Where multiple are required I also smeared a small trace of contact adhesive between the shims just to keep them together long enough...
wennbom
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Ok, so tapped into place at the rear.
But it looks like the nut is fouling the rack gaitor.
Please rotate head 90° CCW.
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Jan135
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The engineers seem to not think about how people are gonna fix it after the car leaves the factory.
seriouslylotus
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wennbom wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:15 pm Ok, so tapped into place at the rear.
But it looks like the nut is fouling the rack gaitor.
Please rotate head 90° CCW.
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Bolt should be the other way round in that location, The head is shallower and misses the rack boot
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series_one
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There is carbonfibre wrap / taper over that chassis?
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