Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 14:58:46 GMT From: John Davies <johndaviesNOSPAMnopsam.net> Subject: Re: OEM bearings? - was Re: 9k DIY gearbox/tranny repairs?
On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 07:33:32 +0100, "David Haydon" <home01nopsamorld.com> wrote: > >This is crazy, there are dozens of bearing manufacturers that must have an >equivalent product. Does anyone know the specifications of this bearing or a >supplier of OEM bearings for transmission rebuilders??? > >I'm loath to go ahead with replacing the synchro without having a bearing >ready in case the one I pull gets damaged. I'd then be stuck with a >completely un-driveable car. I would not hesitate a second to buy a quality aftermarket bearing. DIsassemble the tranny, and if you do need a bearing, take it to an industrial bearing supplier and they will match it with one of equivalent or better quality. All they need is the dimensions, and they can measure it right there in front of you. If the car were in warranty I would not do this!!!! John Davies Monroe WA USA 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon 2000 Audi A4 quattro 1.8T 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4