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ccollick13
01-12-2015, 10:00 AM
ok so i messed up and installed my new pilot bearing in backwards so i removed it. I'm just wondering if its fine to still use or is it bad since i removed it and don't know if the hitting from installing it and removing it could mess it up.

BaseDrifter
01-12-2015, 10:59 AM
I would just get a new bearing. They're cheap enough and you don't want to have to go back in to fix it if you did damage it in some way.

redline380
01-12-2015, 11:03 AM
yeah just get a new one. they aren't expensive and you will probably mess it up upon removal.

GrapeBandit
01-12-2015, 12:51 PM
if he used my bread method to remove it, id bet its not damaged lol

redline380
01-12-2015, 01:17 PM
if he used my bread method to remove it, id bet its not damaged lol

great option. just make sure the punch doesn't hit the rollers and it should be completely reusable.

Also, it isn't really "your" method. There have been other ways of extracting pilot bearings for many moons.

GrapeBandit
01-12-2015, 01:19 PM
great option. just make sure the punch doesn't hit the rollers and it should be completely reusable.

Also, it isn't really "your" method. There have been other ways of extracting pilot bearings for many moons.

I know its not "my method", I didnt invent it. but nobody ever heard of it on these forums until I brought it up..lol..

BaseDrifter
01-12-2015, 01:42 PM
I definitely wouldn't want to reuse a pilot bearing after extracting it with the bread method, the bread was all over the needle bearings. Maybe it could be reused if you're super careful, but I don't think it's worth the hassle/risk to save $20.

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p439/blkA4alb-3/Chris%20B5/DSC07905_zps78422b52.jpg

walky_talky20
01-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Totally thought that was the "bloody finger method" for a sec there. Yikes.

BaseDrifter
01-12-2015, 01:50 PM
Haha, is that the automotive equivalent of earning your red wings?

It's actually a disgusting mixture of brake caliper grease and hamburger bun bread.

redline380
01-12-2015, 01:55 PM
I definitely wouldn't want to reuse a pilot bearing after extracting it with the bread method, the bread was all over the needle bearings. Maybe it could be reused if you're super careful, but I don't think it's worth the hassle/risk to save $20.

A good spray from some brake clean and it will be good to go.

I wonder what the lubricity characteristics of ground bread is though? Perhaps we stumbled upon an ultra low drag coefficient material. I vote for OP to test it out.

M-Hood
01-13-2015, 08:58 AM
A good spray from some brake clean and it will be good to go.

I wonder what the lubricity characteristics of ground bread is though? Perhaps we stumbled upon an ultra low drag coefficient material. I vote for OP to test it out.

At that point he is just better off buying a new pilot bearing, unless he wishes to do the job again when he finds the input shaft wont stop spinning with the engine. The 1.8t pilot bearing is under $10.

redline380
01-13-2015, 09:18 AM
At that point he is just better off buying a new pilot bearing, unless he wishes to do the job again when he finds the input shaft wont stop spinning with the engine. The 1.8t pilot bearing is under $10.

You over complicate things Mike. If it is still good, use it.

M-Hood
01-14-2015, 02:08 PM
You over complicate things Mike. If it is still good, use it.

And you talk liker your doing all the work for him. lol

It is a damn $10 part, not like we are talking about something that cost $100.

ccollick13
01-14-2015, 03:18 PM
yea i just bought a new one it was only 8$