Glenn Stauffer asked:
> What is the normal rate of wear for the graphite ring
> release bearings. I was told 25,000 miles by a mechanic who replaced one
> for me one time.
The throwout bearing should last as long as a clutch. Both of these wear
at a rate depending on your driving style. If you ride the clutch, both
the clutch and the TO bearing will wear out faster. However, if you sit
at a stop with the clutch in, the throwout bearing will wear out faster
than the clutch. My last clutch/TO bearing set went 70K miles.
The other solution is to get an MG 1100 because it has a real enclosed
bearing for a TO bearing. And you don't have to pull the engine OR tranny
to replace either the clutch or the TO bearing. I have no idea if an MG
1100 TO bearing can be used in a B.