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Camshaft Shim Thickness

I discovered something interesting while checking my cam sprocket parallelism, et al, this afternoon. All of the shims that came with/installed/running with this engine are 0.50mm, plus or minus, not 0.25mm as the books state.

Anyone else run into this? Makes it difficult to make adjustments within a 0.25 range.

OOPS! Ignore this post; I found the answer on a previous thread. Should have researched better first.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:14 PM
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Shims are indeed all one size. I believe the window is + or - .25mm. No problemo
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