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which way does a pilot bushing go in?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slowk5, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    Kind of a stupid ?,but am new to manual tranny stuff.The pilot bushing has a flat side,and a taperd side? any help will be great thanks.
     
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    taper toward the crank

    the taper is to help center the bushing while you drive it in.

    people like lakewood offer a bearing to replace the bushing , but i've never used one
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    if you plan on using the truck for anything other than pavement, pass on the pilot bearing, and use a bushing. dirt will eat the rollers.
     
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    the flat side goes toward the motor, the tapered side goes toward the tranny. the taper is to help the inputshaft in the hole. if you put it backwards, you have to have it perfectly lined up to go in.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Sorry. Try again. :doah:

    We have a winner! :D
     
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    WHAT?!@#! this is important. I thought roller bearings were better. , but your telling me its not?
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Beater is correct. I remember reading simular statements to this effect going back as far as 20 plus years ago in the wheeler mags. Roller bearings are great for street cars though.
     
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    if the bearing was sealed from the elements, then sure a roller bearing is better. since they're not sealed, they're better avoided for offroad applications.
     
  9. slowk5

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    thank you everyone for all the input,it makes my life so much easy when i do it right the first time!
     

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