Loose ball bearings by flywheel?

Geraint Lloyd geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Mon Sep 28 14:13:45 PDT 2009

Having once smacked one a bit too hard then had bits all over the floor, i
can confirm that the pilot bearings are cylindrical needle rollers

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From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of rbade12 at aol.com
Sent: September-28-09 4:33 PM
To: xthejuicex at gmail.com; vegener at post7.tele.dk
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Loose ball bearings by flywheel?

 First I doubt it's the pilot bearing, there is really no way those bearings
could work loose and I believe they're tapered. 

You may as well change the whole deal when you're in there, particularly if
it's got some miles and you plan on keeping it. The whole deal would be
clutch disc/pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, rear main
seal, clutch master cylinder, at a minimum those are what I'd change. You
don't need a new flywheel unless yours is messed up [it will need to be
resurfaced at a machine shop]. I replaced my clutch, etc. this summer, if
you'd like a list of parts I replaced let me know [I replaced many seals,
shifter parts, etc.]

It's a tough job, 7-9 on the 10 scale. Lots of stuff to take down,
driveshaft, half-shafts, etc. This is a heavy tranny, you'll need another
set of hands at times and really good floor jack.

Do you live in the Milwaukee, Wi. area?




-----Original Message-----
From: Mike <xthejuicex at gmail.com>
To: Claus Vegener <vegener at post7.tele.dk>
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Sent: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 1:15 pm
Subject: Re: Loose ball bearings by flywheel?

Thanks for all the ideas. Does this mean that I will need a new clutch or
flywheel? Also, how hard is that to change by yourself as I can't afford to
take it to a dealer.


On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Claus Vegener <vegener at post7.tele.dk>wrote:

> I think it is the clutch trust bearing.
> Claus
> 200 20V Avant 90
> Urq 83, 549 Hp
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike" <xthejuicex at gmail.com>
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 11:43 PM
> Subject: Loose ball bearings by flywheel?
>  Hey everyone. I was checking out to see if the cps pin on my flywheel was
>> broken and when I pulled out the starter to look through the hole at the
>> flywheel, these small metal balls came out. They had grease on them and
>> when
>> I poked around inside i could see and feel some small sharp pieces of
>> metal.
>> Did some bearing explode or something? Here is a pic of the balls and are
>> next to a lighter for reference. http://i38.tinypic.com/2yum6md.jpg . BTW
>> the car won't start but would crank over and get fuel.
>> Thanks
>> Mike
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