I think this was a centerforce TB. It lasted maybe 1.5 years maybe only a year. The TB that was in there before was replaced simply because I had the trans out and figured it was like 6 or 7 years old and should be swapped since I was right there.
I haven't pulled it out yet but bore scope images seem to indicate that it totally **** the bed.
as for a replacement im not sure what I should exactly be looking for.
How do I know if a bearing is NTK?
Also the bearing needs to be "self centering" as in the face can slide independent of the collar. I installed a TOB in the past that was not self centering and it made awful sounds in which case I had to replace it again directly.
I doubt it. Im wondering if they shipped this bearing with insufficient grease packed in it.
Im running just enough preload to allow it to shift into first. What I normally do is jack the rear wheels off the ground and if I put in the clutch and I can stop them from rotating by placing my hand on the sidewall I consider it good to go. Usually its just a bit tighter than the amount of preload it takes to keep the TOB against the diaphragm.
Wish you the best on the search for a good TOB gunjam. This is why I convinced myself to go with a hydraulic slave cylinder. I have been working on the bracket for a while now. When I am done you can bet I will post a thread to show everything. It seems like longevity is still an issue with hydraulic TOB.