I did NOT soak the spigot bush in oil prior to installing.
I assume I had the correct bushb&b&..looked similar to the old one though
had a smaller inside diameterb&I assumed the old one was worn.
From: Chris Dimmock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 8:16 AM
To: Chris Dimmock
Cc: PG; Healey Forum
Subject: Re: [Healeys] clutch - Need Help please
On 18/07/2010, at 6:13 PM, Chris Dimmock <email@example.com> wrote:
Did you check you had the right bearing?
Did you soak the spigot bush in engine oil for 48 hours before you installed
Begin forwarded message:
From: Chris Dimmock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12 July 2010 5:08:22 PM AEST
To: PG <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Clutch - stupid mistake??
Hi Paul, there are 2 different 6 cyl thrusts. Bj8 is different to earlier 6
cyl. I also notice DW has 2 different part numbers
Have you got the right one for a bj8??
Has it got the same distance from centre of pivot shaft to face of brg as the
On 18/07/2010, at 12:48 PM, "PG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
A week or two ago I mentioned that I had replaced my throw-out bearing with
a DW roller bearing. At that time, I also replaced my clutch slave and
spigot Bearing.I did nothing else.
After reinstalling the transmission, I could not change gears. for some
reason, the input shaft would not stop spinning. Some advice received from
the list was as follows
1) The clutch disk in backwards..I pulled the transmission and
checked..it was ok;
2) The clutch pedal rod or slave rod were too short...adjusted and are
ok...3) Input shaft dragging on the new spigot bearing and as such, when
clutch is depressed, the input shaft keeps spinning.I pulled the transmission
again today and checked everything...clutch is
fine, rods are fine...spigot bearing.not sure. I honed out the spigot bearing
and reinstalled the transmission... Same
problem...(now I'm really frustrated, pissed off, ready to drive the car
into a lake..except I can't drive it!)
1) If I start the car in gear with the clutch depressed, the car
will not move and behaves properly
2) However, I still can't change gears with the car running and the
clutch depressed. I can force it into gear with some grinding but..
3) With the driveshaft off, I started the car in 4th gear and the
clutch depressed. The flange turns quickly and when I try to stop it with
a gloved hand it is difficult..however, when I do manage to stop it, I can
hold it easily.
1) The input shaft continues to rub on the spigot bearing..just enough to
turn the input shaft (even with clutch depressed)
Suggested annual donation $12.75