Re: John Deere 1 1/2 Type E main shems/torque
When replacing main bearing shims always place the shims snugly against the crankshaft. Put plenty of shims in (equal amount on each side), tighten the bolts reasonably tight (I don't know what torque). Then lift up on each flywheel to check for play in the bearings. If any play is felt, remove cap and take out one thin shim and reassemble. If necessary remove additional shims from alternate sides. The bearings should be snug, but not tight enough to bind. Same with the rod bearing and shims. It has to be done by trial and error.