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Re: Clutch Throw Out Bearing

To: "Brent Beermann" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Clutch Throw Out Bearing
From: "Harlan Jillson" <>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 17:45:18 -0500
   As Nevin said, bad habits.  Another possibility is that if the throw out
bearing was replaced, but the pivot pin or arm was worn, the bearing may not
have been releasing completely and riding on the pressure plate,
contributing to wear, just a possibility.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Beermann <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999 3:32 PM
Subject: Clutch Throw Out Bearing

>Ok, I need some second and third opinions on this one.......
>A year ago I had a new clutch put in my 1972 B.  2 weeks ago the throw out
>bearing went out.  The guy at the shop said that the clutch had been used
>a foot rest.  Sure, there were times driving it where the car was drivin
>with the foot being held up just in front of the clutch pedal and when on a
>hill at a stop light where the clutch was partially disengaged with some
>throttle to hold the car in place.  But how could the bearing have worn all
>the way through in just over a year when the first clutch lasted 25 years?
>Brent Beermann
>Facilities & Technical Support Specialist
>Unix Systems Managers, Inc.
>SkyPager: PIN 9309123 or

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