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    Clutch Release Bearing

    Suggestions needed for a reputable supplier of a "correct profile" clutch release bearing.

    I don't want the so called 'Heavy Duty' one which is actually a Toyota Landcruiser Bearing
    and makes the pedal too heavy due to incorrect profile.

    The last one I had (from what was supposed to be a reptuable supplier - no names) was the correct profile
    but unbranded and lasted about 1200 miles & 14 months before sqealing like a pig !!! in cold weather. Now it needs changing again.

    A quick bit of research has shown that "Powertune" is all that's available - made in Taiwan !.

    Just looked up the receipt, was actually purchased March 2019 (fitted in April 2019) & approx 2300 miles covered.

    Neil.
    Last edited by NeilR; 5 February 2021, 13:52.

    #2
    Another one for the naughty list then
    "The UK,s 2nd Most Easterly Stag" Quad Exhaust- ZF 4 Speed BOX

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      #3
      I'm not sure it is entirely his fault as it's all that's available with the correct profile.

      A trawl of various forums turns up varying results, some swear by them & others won't go near them.

      I have an old one that had done about 5 years & 10,000 miles service & it too is a "Powertune".
      I kept it as it still feels really smooth & was silent in operation.

      Not sure what to do now, I am tempted to put that used one back in rather than buy another and
      risk pot luck on getting a good one.

      Hmmmmmmmm. Just a pain in the a*#$e to change it.

      Neil.
      Last edited by NeilR; 5 February 2021, 16:01.

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        #4
        Hi Neil, try Moss motors, based in Chiswick . They sell a TR6 release bearing which is identical to the Stag item. Not cheap at £45. I fitted one to my Stag and works ok.
        Alan

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          #5
          Can't find that, they only show the powertune one @ £22.80, about the same as everybody else.

          Neil.

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            #6
            These release bearings have been a problem for at least 20 years.. I remember my TR one only lasting a thousand miles or less, I did go Land cruiser back then but seem to remember having to get the carrier turned down a bit.. is that still the case?



            Terry
            Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

            www.terryhunt.co.uk

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              #7
              No, the Landcruiser is straight fit, trouble is the profile gives a heavier pedal.
              (something I need to avoid due occasional problem with left foot)

              Neil.

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                #8
                Neil.
                Can you explain what you mean by the "Correct profile". I think there are at least two types of clutch cover available, each one requiring a different shaped thrust bearing to operate correctly.
                Mike.

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                  #9
                  Peter has quite a lot of info about his Powertune release bearings:

                  http://www.ldpart.co.uk/shop/shop.ph...1bda4543365c96
                  Dave
                  1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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                    #10
                    Having an arc shaped face as opposed to semicircular one in "Heavy Duty" bearings.
                    The contact point is closer to the centre, gives a lighter pedal feel.

                    Not sure about covers requiring different shaped bearings - all suppliers do only one or the other.

                    Taiwanese Powertune is all that's available in the original profile.

                    Neil.

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                      #11
                      I have this used RHP release bearing, which I would have removed from my MOD Stag. I wouldn’t have kept it if it was faulty. Any use?

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                      Dave
                      1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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                        #12
                        Yes, I'll pm later when back on pc.

                        Neil.

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                          #13
                          I have some nos rhp bearings if you would rather fit new
                          Stag Owners Club Forum has registered Tonywhite as a Trader in used parts for The Triumph Stag. 13.12.2017

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                            #14
                            Hmm, interesting offer for me to consider.

                            Only concern I would have with that is how have they been stored, RHP closed in 1989.
                            So they have 30 year old grease in them, what state is that in now I wonder, still soft grease or turned to treacly tar ?.
                            Still, I will PM you for a price of one.

                            Neil.

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                              #15
                              Well, got the box off. Only took 1 & 1/2 hours.

                              It would seem the problem bearing (Powertune) was lacking in grease, no wonder it didn't last.

                              Neil.

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