I’ve been working on MIK’s IRS to replace the leaking output shaft seals only to find this:
It is one of the shims used to set the ‘free-play’ on the output shaft, closer inspection shows evidence of wear on the shim, in fact there are places where it has been warn through. The question in my mind is how could this happen? Is it because the free-play was set incorrectly, perhaps to loose allowing the inner bearing race to spin?
The bearings appear to be in good condition and no visable damage. I’ve ordered some new shims but thought I’d check with the brain trust to see if there is something I’m missing. If I get time I’ll disassemble the other output shaft and see what it looks like.
Thanks in advance for your input.