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Old 01-08-2007, 02:10 PM
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I bought a pilot bearing once and fit it to the trans input shaft just to make sure it was the right size and fit then proceeded to install it. About 3 days later and several missed races due to clutch failures, the bearing was found to be a one way bearing. I've used those kinds of bearing before but apparently this one was misslabled or something. I kept sticking my finger in the bearing and turning it and making sure it was still smooth and it always felt free. By mistake I found it. My headach was relived right then an there. 7 or 8 tranmission and clutch removals in two days! messing with a rather tempemental triple disk clutch at that. Bushing are good for me now. Just to stay away from that mess.
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