pilot bearing removal

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Thu May 1 12:34:22 EDT 2003

Believe me, I wouldn't (usually) FI if IAB, but in this case I'm doing a 3B
conversion on my '84 urq.  The tranny from the urq requires a completely
different PB.  The shaft on the urq tranny is bigger in diameter than the
TorSen one-hence my need to change.

Thanks to all for the info---very helpful!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil and Judy Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: <QSHIPQ at aol.com>
Cc: <brogers at terrix.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: pilot bearing removal

> At 12:22 PM -0400 5/1/03, QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
> >Brandon:
> >Yes, the 3b pilot bearing is all the way recessed, and I guess is
> >considered a lifetime part...  To make it less so for the DIYer,
> >take a dremel and make 2 cut thru the shell about 3/4 of the depth
> >180 apart, then use a scredriver and pound the shell in towards the
> >center, it will collapse on itself
> Yes, I've been told that the pilot bearing comes out in pieces,
> althougth your reply is the first verification I've had that it is
> true. A few years ago my car had work done that required dropping the
> tranny. The shop suggested that-- while they were "in
> there"--replacing the pilot bearing might be a reasonable bit of
> preventive maintenance, so I had one shipped in from Carlsen Audi. I
> was not around during the bearing removal/installation, so later--out
> of curiosity-- I asked to have a look at the old bearing. The tech
> laughed, and told me I was welcome to hunt in the trashcan for the
> bits and pieces of it.
> I guess this obeys the advice of "Don't fix it if it ain't broke",
> while ignoring it at the same time.
> Phil
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