Originally Posted by disston
Fine a dandy you think? But in order to do the shimming special tools are needed. I don't think you can even buy them. I've never seen a picture of what they look like.
I've never seen the factory tools either, but It's doable with a depth gauge and parallel bars. I've never done it myself though. Just changing out the outer shim for the BIG bearing isn't THAT tough. When you have to change out the brass shim under the tapered roller bearing or the pinion shims, that's when it gets tough. Anything with the potential to change the position of the crown and pinion in relation to each other is dangerous territory. Gotta bust out the Prussian blue marking dye to check gear engagement, etc. Reshimming the outer bearing won't do that though. Just gotta measure the depth right and accurately account for how much the gasket gets crushed and you're good. Surely not for a novice, but it's also not rocket science.