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Clutch release bearing - when to replace?

PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:38 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Rohan, I'm in shock :shock: having just read the manual again! So what was I washing off, dirt on the carrier? I certainly haven't changed a bearing in the clutch since 1970 (200,000 miles ago) and I don't recall doing it then despite changing the clutch assembly (as it was rattling at tick-over). My bearing must have been made on a Wednesday.

If you have actually washed out the grease from the bearing and then got enough oil back in to lubricate it somewhat it obviously works if the bearing has lasted that long.... or may be you were just lucky as you observe.

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