Bumping my own thread now that this job is about to get completed. Regarding the pilot bearing you mentioned, is that the brass spigot seen here? Or something entirely different?1. I purchased OEM parts.
2. It is challenging to get to the bellhousing bolts but with the right combination of extensions, you can do it. If you have the money it’s always easier to have someone else do it. I was just looking at another web forum where the costs quoted were between $4300 and $2200. It was well worth it to me to do it myself. I’m not sure I would do it on my back though. I have a lift and transmission jack. I’d do it if I was 30 but at 50, I need the lift.
3. Be sure to replace the pilot bearing. I have taken 3 apart and all had pilot bearing issues. Even the ones with 55,000 and 27,000 miles had issues (very loose in the bore). I also replaced the rear main seal and input shaft seal.
** If you have an engine that needs gaskets and seals replaced, you might consider pulling the engine and trans together. I have done that, replacing every gasket and seal I could, clean out the oil pan, lubricate the t-case shifter parts, all new mounts, radiator/heater hoses, etcetera. Clutch is really easy with everything out.
Yes, that is the pilot bushing I was discussing. Be sure it is Not loose in the bore when you install it.Bumping my own thread now that this job is about to get completed. Regarding the pilot bearing you mentioned, is that the brass spigot seen here? Or something entirely different?
Additionally, are there any flywheels available for R&R? Since my rear main seal has been leaking I'm worried about the condition of my flywheel. Everything seems to be NLA.
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I hope yours doesn’t need it, but my pilot/spigot bushing bore in the crankshaft had some wear from the old bushing slipping in the bore. I used loctite to keep it in place. I am hesitant to recommend that as I haven’t (thankfully) had the gearbox back out to check. And, I came up with that solution on my own. I do not know if that is an advisable way to handle it.Excellent, any tips to ensure it is fully seated or for installation in general? Did you just have your flywheel resurfaced?