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Doing a 5 speed conversion. I have pulled old pilot bearing out. Ready to install new. Manual says to "impregnate felt ring with hot tallow'.  What other product could I use instead of animal fat?  Also, using sealed bearing up grade, should i grease the outside of the bearing?

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 "impregnate felt ring with hot tallow'.

 

Maybe buy it dinner first?

 

If you're switching to the sealed bearing, then you shouldn't need a felt ring or to impregnate anything,  Just lightly grease the outside and tap it in with the help of a pipe/socket of the right diameter.

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Regardless of what bearing you use, it'll last a lot longer if you keep your foot on the clutch pedal as little as possible--just when shifting and not at traffic lights.  It'll also make your throwout bearing last longer. 

 

I learned this with my first car, a Renault that had a carbon throwout bearing (old VWs did too).  They'd wear out in a trice if you sat at traffic lights with  the clutch pedal depressed.

 

mike

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