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Old 10-23-2017, 06:47 PM   #20
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Default Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

Originally Posted by Tom Endy View Post
If you installed a new throw-out bearing check to see if it has the word Aetna stamped on the side. This is a notoriously poor quality reproduction that flooded the hobby a few years back. They will fail coming out of the box. If it is, I would replace it. Bratton's carry a good quality Federal Mogul brand bearing, even though made in Mexico.

Tom Endy
I have the Federal Mogul throw-out bearing. I re-verified that it turns freely without clicks or drag. I also re-verified the pilot bearing.

BTW, the knock sounds like a little tack hammer on a granite countertop. Very distinct and sharp, like metal on metal. It starts as a click, then builds to a full knock if I keep pushing the clutch petal. Oddly, it remains after removing my foot from the clutch. Shutting the engine off is the only remedy.
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