The bearings are a little strange in this engine, as some are dual sealed bearings with one seal removed. Caught me out as I measured the bearings in the cases and then ordered them, only to find on removal there was a seal on the back face of three of them.
You can spot them in the photos as the bearings have an extra shoulder visable where the seal would normally sit. The 3rd bearing with seal on the back is the gearbox output shaft bearing.
5th gear had let go on the original engine, so I’m replacing both 5th and 3rd (usual gearbox issue) gearsets. They were also under tolerance when measured.
All bearings are being replaced because –
- A – you should
- B – check video below