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what kind of pilot bearing is best?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slowk5, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    Swaping in a sm 465,just wondering what kind of pilot bearing is best? the stock bushing or the fancy bearing? I am a new member,this is my frist post!ck5 rocks!
     
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    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I use the bronze bushing.
     
  3. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    thats what most say.thats what ill get. thanx.
     
  4. bridgeguy

    bridgeguy Registered Member

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    Been a few years since I worked behind the counter at the Chevrolet dealership, but they did have a stock roller pilot bearing that was a direct replacement for the bronze bushing.

    Ran one for years and never had the slightest problem with it.

    I believe it was for the 6.2 diesel, but like I said: it's been a LOT of years since I've dealt with it. Someone should know about it and it's basically dirt cheap (~$5-10).
     
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    The roller bearings are the best, but people on here will argue bronze is better because of dirt and grit and crud getting in the bearing, but that shouldnt happen anyway. Id go with the roller, thats what we put in at work.
     
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    rumbly truck 1/2 ton status

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    Rollers are cool, but if that roller runs out of grease, guess what happens. Bronze bushings are very forgiving. On both lubrication, and alignment. How many people dial in there bellhousings? If your engine has been line bored guess what happens to the factory settings. Just a few things to think about.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I used the roller bearing, but that's what the 6.2 got from the factory anyways...

    Rene
     

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