Mk2 castor shims

I see in the manual that there should be eight 0.0625" shims plus the 0.3125" aluminium distance piece around the upper ball joint.

Reassembling my front end, I fitted the upper bump stop first, assuming that it set the width for the outer end of the wishbone. As a result I only have room for the distance piece and three shims. Both sides are the same.

My disassembly photos show 5 shims on both sides.

I haven’t actually tried yet, but I doubt I will be able to get the bump stop on if I put in another 5 shims.


Not exactly an answear to Your question but have You read this thread and pdf linked below ?

Setting up

I went this route right from the off-car suspension assembly phase, so it’s easier later.