3B conversion again, now pilot bearing woes

Gerard gerard at poboxes.com
Mon Jul 22 09:22:22 EDT 2002

>Well, after Javad told me something that made sense, e.g. that my
> coupe's original pilot bearing is a 18x24x16mm and that the 200q20v's
> pilot bearing is a 15x24x26, I've measured the ends of both gearboxes
> main shafts and they measured indeed 18mm and 15mm in diameter...

Yeah, I reckon they're swapable as both have a 24mm outer diameter.
I recently had to buy one of these things and it cost $6. SKF over
here said I was on something 'cos there is was no bearing like that.
A quick call to some tiny bearing shop saw me have the part in about
an hour.


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