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Old 09-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Any idea what part this is? I am in the midst of a clutch replacement and it was on the floor of my garage and now I am second guessing myself. Any ideas?
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Pilot bearing? Check your old flywheel and see if it's missing it.
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Old flywheel still has a bearing in it, and the new OEM flywheel has a bearing preinstalled.

The order of parts should be as followed, correct?:

-Transmission
front cover in transmission
Clutch fork
Throw out bearing
Pressure plate
clutch
flywheel (w/ pilot bearing).
-Engine

It's entirely possible this is from another car but I don't want to put things back together until I am absolutely sure. The bearing housing is solid and the ***** sit inside a channel. The only movement that can occur is the ***** moving against the channel.
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any car bearings will be self sealed (i.e. you shouldn't be able to see the *****...and if you CAN see the *****, all of the grease should have long ago melted out from engine heat.)

That bearing probably came out of a wheel from your mechanics creeper AND somehow the sealing face of it remains where it came from.
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That's a side load bearing. Fooger is probably right - not from your car.
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Physical size indicates something heavier than human weight. Engine stand maybe? What do you have that is large and rolls around your shop?

Replaced any motorcycle wheels lately?
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Lousy machining, as well as apparent failure indicates crappy Chinese part. I think you were right with the creeper guess. Maybe a roll around stool or tool cart?
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Maybe it's one of those infamous muffler bearings?
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Make sure to first check any equipment that is branded with "Pittsburgh", "Central", or "Chicago"
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Make sure to first check any equipment that is branded with "Pittsburgh", "Central", or "Chicago"
THIS^ looks like the bearing that fell out of my harbor freight transmission scissor jack.
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I think you guys are right on the money. Lots of Harbor Freight stuff around. Thanks for the quick replies. Having a bit of trouble getting the bellhousing bolted back up properly but I'm going to attack it again in the morning. First time clutch replacing a clutch myself.
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Just make sure the trans is level and straight.

Once you can get a couple of bolt started in the bell housing you can use them to hold the trans in place and then turn the engine over by the crank pulley (this normally helps me to get the courage up that the splines are lined up)

Then once you are sure she's straight you can slowly tighten the bolts, alternating a little at a time, to pull the trans together. It can be very frustrating, I left the trans in the car when swapping engines and it was a royal pain / cussing match wiggling and shoving the engine to get it to line up!
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Just make sure the trans is level and straight.

Once you can get a couple of bolt started in the bell housing you can use them to hold the trans in place and then turn the engine over by the crank pulley (this normally helps me to get the courage up that the splines are lined up)

Then once you are sure she's straight you can slowly tighten the bolts, alternating a little at a time, to pull the trans together. It can be very frustrating, I left the trans in the car when swapping engines and it was a royal pain / cussing match wiggling and shoving the engine to get it to line up!
Good spam post, spam poster.

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Maybe this is just me, but how is that a spam post? I mean, the guy is helping out OP, putting forth the effort to provide some type of info or knowledge to the site. How else is he going to get enough posts to make a FS thread...

Regardless that's what he is doing, that doesn't loook like spam.
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Good spam post, spam poster.

GLWS, but not on this site.
1st off, not a spam post

2nd off, I don't have anything to sell

3rd off, I just went through the same thing 2 weeks ago so I feel the frustration..

So...
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1. Revived 2 week old thread
2. Newb with 15 posts
3. Newb with 15 posts revives a 2-week old thread to provide information that is completely irrelevant to any previous post in this thread.

OP: Is this a transmission part?
Relevant Poster 2: No
Relevant Poster 3: No
Relevant Poster 4: No
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***2 weeks later***
Spam Poster: Here's some advice for first-timers on how to attach your transmission to your engine.
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So since it is relevant but two weeks old its spam?

Relax bud and consider that this is the Internet and things here could be used for the sake of posterity
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Do you even read, bro?

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So since it is irrelevant and two weeks old its spam?

Relax bud and consider that this is the Internet and things here could be used for the sake of posterity
FTFY

And yes. Since it's irrelevant and two weeks old it is spam.

"Posterity" is a **** poor excuse for your useless post. Nobody is going to be searching for transmission install tips in a "what is this piece?" thread. Do "posterity" a favor, and necropost your install tips in a "Help, I can't get my transmission bolted up!!" thread. The only "posterity" you're supporting here is frustrating someone in the future who is actually searching for a full-on how-to on transmission installs. Now someone is going to have to filter through this thread everytime a search is conducted on "transmission installation".

Don't be mad because someone told you that you were wrong. Your mommy and daddy probably taught you that you were special. Guess what: You're not special. You're the same mostly-useless sack of meat as each and every one of us. When you're wrong, you're wrong.

Why is that so difficult to get through your head?

That's a rhetorical question. Don't answer it. You'll probably make a greater fool of yourself, and the recently neutered membership of this forum will realize that this isn't the "meet and greet" section. Go make out with the random BS thread, I think you'll have greater success there.
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Having a bit of trouble getting the bellhousing bolted back up properly but I'm going to attack it again in the morning. First time clutch replacing a clutch myself.
Looks like OP was requesting advice on bolting the bellhousing to the engine. Togeneral offered advice regarding the updated question, why the rant?
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I guess baby didn't get his bottle this morning, or the ODB's catheter fell out.

Cheer up bud, I think you're special
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