Originally Posted by kingrukus
I purchased a King Cobra "economy" clutch kit from UPR about 2 summers ago and I am finally getting around to installing.
UPR said the throwout bearing included in the kit is supposed to be part # D9ZZ-7548-A however there is no Ford logo etched into it or any part number. I am worried that it is some aftermarket junk throwout bearing.
1. Check your order when you receive it.
2. If you're worried, this should be a no brainer: BUY AN OEM UNIT FROM FORD. Or, install the unknown part and take your chances.
3. If Ford bearings do not have part numbers etched on them, the best chance of getting areal one is through Ford.
4. If you're asking about the quality of an unknown unmarked bearing, how the heck are any of us supposed to know any more than you?
Think about it. "I don't know if this is a good bearing. All I know it doesn't have a Ford part number, is it any good?" What answers do you expect?
"I've been using a generic T.O. bearing of unknown origin for 100,000 miles with no problems. There's no way to tell if yours is like mine."
"I installed a generic T.O. bearing of unknown origin and it failed after 200 miles! There's no way to tell if yours is like mine."
"The generic T.O. bearings of unknown origin from UPR are crap but the ones from AM are great! Of course I have no idea if either vendor is supplying the same bearings now as they did two years ago."