My pilot bearing just grenaded itself again for the second time in 6 months.
I created this thread this past October: Pilot Bearing Self Destructed.. Carnage, Need Advice
I can't continue to dump money into clutch/transmission parts until I figure out what in the world is going wrong. The first pilot bearing that went out on me only lasted 23,000 miles. The 2nd pilot bearing that just went out only lasted 5,000 miles and took my T56 input shaft with it again........So I know something major is going on and I'm obviously missing something.
Current set up as of 2nd pilot bearing failure: all parts have 28,000 miles on them except pilot bearing
-New pilot bearing
-Monster 28lb flywheel
-Monster Stage 2 pressure plate and clutch
-GM slave cylinder
-GM master cylinder
-eBay speed bleeder line
-TDP Stage 2 T56 with repaired input shaft
Planning to purchase:
-GM LS7 clutch
-Factory flywheel or lightweight flywheel
-New slave cylinder
-Tick adjustable master cylinder
-New input shaft or repair the old one again
-Bronze pilot bushing
The only thing I can speculate as the cause is a faulty slave cylinder or a bent clutch disc. I've always had a disengagement issue but hopefully that can be taken care of with the Tick Adj master cylinder or shimming the clutch if needed.
Am I missing something here that should be obvious? I can't keep paying $1500 every 5000 miles when another pilot bearing goes out.
Can anyone explain in detail how to measure for a clutch shim?
Also, I think I need new motor mounts because they're the original ones. I replaced the transmission mount bushing the last time my pilot bearing failed with a polyurethane one. Could this be causing an alignment issue between the engine and trans?
Any advice or help would be appreciated.