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I received the bearings last week, I have not had time to tackle it.... school is kicking my butt already... but i will get to it when I can... I might have to take the car in and get the brake master cyl and clutch cyl done at the same time, I don't think i have time to tackle it myself... then when I have that done i can do the bearing and clevis work.
 

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JRS_MisterTwo said:
So wait.. Does a squeeking clutch pedal hurt anything?
(Because my mk2 clutch pedal squeeks sometimes)

Well, it is a sign that it needs attention... mine squeaked for a while and i ignored it... now its a more prominent issue. its good to check it over thoroughly if it is squeaking, and and possibly apply some grease if it is coming from the pin area.... If you have the time, the bearing jobby will definitely cure the squeak and prevent problems later.
 

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That's hard to know... my guess, which is a factor in my case as well, is that the pedal action with regards to the clevis and pin assembly has some play in it, and so the pedal position in relation to the clevis and the clutch cylinder assembly is not consistent. By welding the clevis and installing a bearing, the action is more consistent and won't wear in the same manner. The squeaking is probably a result of wear, which will have more play in the action, or, the play and squeaking and wear are all related.

Just my guess since i haven't actually done it yet... ;)
 

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Some pics of my install with the addition of needle bearings for the main clutch pivot bolt as well as the now standard needle bearings for the clutch master cylinder push rod pivot . I went all metric with a 12mm X 8mm and a set of 3 16mm X 12mm . Also widened the pedal to 10mm at the bearing mount point to the same width as the bearing . Over kill ya ... but so SMOOTH
 

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OK so wait..........hold on. Drill the hole to 1/2 in and just put the bearing in? is that it? Do you have to weld the bearing in or just insert and it just stays in place?
 

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i just ordered some 8mm x 14mm x 4mm bearings.... hopefully the center will be the right fit.

the other dimensions are 5/16" (7.9mm) x 1/2" (12.7mm) x 5/32" (3.9675mm) so the 8mm ID should be ideal and the 14mm OD shouldn't be much of an issue since it's only 1.3mm larger... being a tad wider might also be helpful as well ;)

great write up TURBRO!
 

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Anybody try green loctite to make sure it doesn't come out? Its cheap insurance... You could use red, but then it sucks to get back out if it goes bad on you.

Just my 2c

Great discovery Turbro, I'll be doing this sooner or later.
 

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mister3 said:
i just ordered some 8mm x 14mm x 4mm bearings.... hopefully the center will be the right fit.

the other dimensions are 5/16" (7.9mm) x 1/2" (12.7mm) x 5/32" (3.9675mm) so the 8mm ID should be ideal and the 14mm OD shouldn't be much of an issue since it's only 1.3mm larger... being a tad wider might also be helpful as well ;)

great write up TURBRO!
have used the bearings i got several times now and they fit great... ID for the pin is perfect and the width is also good since it's slightly narrower than the pedal thickness.... presses in there really nice.

BTW... if anyone needs a bearing i have plenty extra... also can do this for you if you mail your pedal in. would come with the bearing installed + new pin and washers for the side/side play
 

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bubblebutt said:
Before you go to Lowe's, try using some sandpaper if you have some laying around and save yourself a trip. That is what I did. The pin seems to be thickest around the hole, but I pretty much had to sand the entire thing down just a tad.
If you want to do this quickly, chuck the pin into a drill (or drill press, if you've got it), wrap a thin strip of fine grit sandpaper around it, and crank 'er up. Used to do pine car axles that way.
 
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