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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Installing T-5 Have some questions

I'm installing an advanced adapters WC T-5 which is replacing my busted T-5 in an '82 CJ7 with 258. It came with a new copper colored pilot bushing- I looked in my crankshaft and there is a needle bearing in there, not a bushing. It looks fine, can I just reuse it, or do I need to put in the bushing? If so, grease or oil? The manual mentions a wick that needs to be oiled and intalled, currently there isn't one and the autoparts store doesn't list it. Where do I get one if I need one?

The tranny came with a new clutch disc, what's the best way to prep the flywheel/clutch cover? I was thinking of scuffing it with sandpaper. Right now the surface is really smooth and glassy, like a brake disc.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 11:50 PM
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Re: Installing T-5 Have some questions

DON't reuse that bearing, it is a $5 part that will give you a lot of grief when it fails. Bushing, bearing, either one is good, a bushing was stock, I prefer a bearing, some prefer the bushing. The wick is a little piece of felt that will hold oil back there, but you will do just fine with some grease in the well. Have that flywheel resurfaced, another cheap thing that will cause you no end of grief later on if its not done.

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