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New Slave cylinder? Pilot bearing or bushing?

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    Thumbs up New Slave cylinder? Pilot bearing or bushing?

    Ok, i just ordered a LS7 clutch kit with an aluminum flywheel from SDPC for my 99 Z28, so I have a question. Do I need to get a new slave cylinder, and should I get a Pilot bushing or Pilot bearing, Is one better than another?

    Thanks!

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    Not sure if you have ordered or not but you should go ahead and replace the pilot bearing and the slave. Since you can get to both any way while its out. Also I replaced my rear main seal with it was out too.

    And check your oil sending unit. Mine was leaking but I forgot to change it while the transmission was down. I'll do it when I change out the intake.

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    Yeah, I went ahead and ordered a new rear main seal, pilot bushing, and slave cylinder.

    thanks!

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    it should have bearings in it. Mine did in my 99 ss. I have used both but the just plain bushing was in an old truck of mine.

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    Be carefull when removing the pilot. You may already know this but there's a oil plug in behind the pilot. If you damage it or push it into the crank you'll be kicking your own ass over it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Be carefull when removing the pilot. You may already know this but there's a oil plug in behind the pilot. If you damage it or push it into the crank you'll be kicking your own ass over it..
    Exactly. There is only one proper method to removing the pilot bearing on these engines, and thats with a pilot bearing puller and/or slide hammer, pulling it straight out. If you try and use the method where you fill it with grease to push it out from the inside, you will end up with a core plug in your oil galley. Not good.

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    So what does a pilot bearing puller/slide hammer cost?
    That's something I know I don't have.
    Any recommendations on one would be great!

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Blue28; 09-11-2009 at 07:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    So what does a pilot bearing puller/slide hammer cost?
    That's something I know I don't have.
    Any recommendations on one would be great!

    Thanks!
    You can rent one from most auto parts stores (Advance, Autozone, ect.) for free. You just pay for the tool in full, use it, and then when you bring it back they give your full deposit back.
    Last edited by Wesman; 09-11-2009 at 08:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    So what does a pilot bearing puller/slide hammer cost?
    That's something I know I don't have.
    Any recommendations on one would be great!

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    Or if you have dremel tool, you can grind and cut the old bearing out. Just be careful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    So what does a pilot bearing puller/slide hammer cost?
    That's something I know I don't have.
    Any recommendations on one would be great!

    Thanks!
    I just rented a slide hammer from advance auto yesterday to do my pilot bearing its a $130 deposit

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