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Hydraulic Throw-Out bearing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DieselDan, Feb 25, 2001.

  1. DieselDan

    DieselDan 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody have any experience with a hydraulic throw-out bearing? I'm contemplating using one for my manual trans conversion.
     
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    Can you clue me in on what this is?? I've never heard of such an animal. Is the hydraulic slave cylinder directly attached to the throwout bearing or something?


    Dorian
    My K5 and Chev/Olds tech/links page: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html>http://www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html</A>
     
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    A hydraulic T/O bearing does double duty. It expands and contracts moving the clutch fingers in/out without need for a fork or slave cylinder/linkage. The ones I've seen have a fluid line running in to the bearing (through the opening where the fork would be) and a bleeder line comming back out. They're pricey and more popular with the Street Rod crowd; i don't know many street rodders.
     
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    These types of TO's were started in 85 on all K-series trucks. They replace the fork, etc. They also have a fluid cylinder that mounts on the firewall under the brake booster. This is the place to fill the system up with the fluid. This set up is very effective. The whole set up also uses a different bell housing instead of the one that uses manual type clutch.
     
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    They were? K as in 10-30?? Hydraulic slave cylinders started then, I know this much. Hes talking about a totally different animal that uses no clutch fork than what I have on my K5! What trucks received this?

    Dorian
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