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My new pilot bearing is a chamfered and a flat side whereas the old one was flat on both sides.  Which sides goes in towards the block? 

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Doesn’t matter, but it might help you get the transmission shaft inserted if the chamfer was facing outwards.

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This. Do not add grease.

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And put a lot of grease all in there, or else the clutch will slip. 

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Yeah, pack it right full of that limited slip grease. 

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What is the easiest way to get the pilot bearing fully seated? Got it this far using a rubber mallet.  

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How far in the one I took out sat. 
 

 

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Can it be flush or does it need to be recessed?  I’d use my hang down but it’s too big for the job. 

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There are tools for removing them that slip in and grip the back edge. Then you just use a slide hammer.

 

I've hammered them all the way in before. They are very soft being made of compacted bronze powder, heated to 'join' the granules then oiled. I slit them lengthwise in 3 places with a screwdriver then bend the pieces inward and fish them out. Takes less than a minute. Flush is fine

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Dude, all you have to do is fill it with grease and then find a dowel that fits, smack it with a hammer, and the hydraulic pressure pushes it out. 
 

DP, just use the back side of a socket, and insert a short extension into it backwards. Then hammer on the extension to drive it in a little more.

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Messy and you need too many things.... like a perfectly fitting dowel. Stuff the hole with soft white bread and pound a dowel in for less messy.

Meanwhile in the time it takes to walk to the fridge for a couple of slices of white you could have it out doing it like below....

 

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Everyone has a hammer and flat screwdriver.

 

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They are SOFT and easy to cut with a few taps.

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Messy. Meanwhile there’s gouges in the crankshaft from a flat head screwdriver. 

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Grease is messy.

 

Scratches that do nothing but hold the pilot bushing firmer.

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34 minutes ago, thisismatt said:

Mike, what are you on about? He already got the old one out.

 

Mainer was suggesting using grease. That's old now white bread is used and even better my method.

 

This is for anyone else reading about how to get them out.

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I used bread to to get it out and used a socket to hammer it in further.  I’m calling it done.
 

Can I install the clutch and flywheel without the throwout collar?   I only ask because the collar I’m going to use is still installed on my truck and not sure how all that shits goes together. 
 

 

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Yes, flywheel then clutch and PP using that clutch disc alignment tool. PUT ENGINE PLATE ON BEFORE THE FLYWHEEL.

 

The throw out collar and bearing clips to the clutch arm and goes in with the transmission.

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1 hour ago, datzenmike said:

Grease is messy.

 

Scratches that do nothing but hold the pilot bushing firmer.

 

Haha. I'm just giving you a hard time.

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You're extremely good at it.

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A brioche bun from whole foods? WTF? You're supposed to use a $0.10 slice of wonder bread, not some $140 roll.

 

I'm over here crying I'm laughing so hard. Well played Ratsun, well played.

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