<VV> Pilot Bushing Installation
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 27 01:16:45 EST 2007
I am quite surprised at the number of folks that are reporting that this
is "just like a tight pilot bushing" for Steve's clutch problems. I've
changed hundreds of clutches over the years and never had "a tight pilot
bushing" problem. Done just about everything else though (backwards,
wrong shaft, wrong TO bearing, no TO bearing -- I guess that should have
been with that other thread).
What do you folks all do to damage the bushing so? Install it with the
input shaft? I may recall having done this once many clutches ago, and
then deciding it was so beat up that I took it back out, turned it over
and used a much better tool, a socket, to reinstall it. Doesn't anybody
notice when using said shaft as a clutch centering tool when bolting
down the cover if the shaft is overly tight in the bushing? You want
that shaft to slide in and out of the hub and bushing like, well, this
is a nice family list, so that idea won't do, anyway, nice and *smooth*,
the same way you want the transaxle to mate up to the engine -- just
ease it all the way on home, unimpeded.
One should not need to pull the two halves together with the bolts -- if
one is using this technique, you really don't have everything lined up
and clearanced like you should.
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