4kq input shaft pilot bearing
jpinkowish at comcast.net
Fri Oct 16 13:16:08 PDT 2009
So, since I have the cylinder head off the mighty JT, and the front subframe and entire front suspension are also out , I decided to lose my clutch virginity.
The original clutch has 270k and right at the rivets. Glad I removed it. No scoring of the flywheel.
I have some questions about the new aftermarket pilot bearing:
--The new bearing fits loose on the input shaft. Is this normal ? The old bearing rol lers are munged, so I can't compar e. The input shaft end measures 17.94mm.
--The old bearing shell has a lip on both ends. The new bearing is lipped only on one end. I assume that I install the bearing with the lip facing out towards the rear of the car, yes?
--I know that I slightly lube the bearing shell lip when I install it. Do I also lightly lube the end of the input shaft?
Looks like t he original INA bearing has a plastic seal on the end facing out(to keep out the clutch dust). The replacements Kolb does not.
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