Join Date: Feb 2009
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Re: Can't find replacement pilot bearing...
A bushing is basically a type of bearing, especially in this case. Yeah just a small cylindrical lining or sleeve pressed into the end of crank. You can hydraulicly press it out. Pack it with grease and ram it out with a drift that just fits inside of it and hammer. If you don't have good size drift flip a sock on an extension backwards (or pack it too). Then clean grease out of crank and off flywheel. After you check new bushing on the tranny input shaft (snug fit, clutch kit can have a couple), press it into crank. Check the instructions, it may say to not grease the oil impregnated pilot bearing/bushing, or some such. I missed that, mine's greased full and done.
Just in case your thinking of the throw out bearing, it's a much larger bearing assembly. Probably pre packed and sealed (see instructions). But put a little grease on it and other wear points.