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Old 01-04-2010, 07:05 AM   #7
greywolf
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A figure 8 pattern seems to do the best job of keeping the shim surfaces parallel. I used to be against the practice because of warnings of removing case hardening but it's hard to argue with the success of the practice and the dearth of problem reports.
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