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spigot bush

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by distd5co, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. distd5co

    distd5co New Member

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    What is the spigot bush ive here alot about these where does it go and what does it do? Dan
     
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    quick search . clutch area
     
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    Ok so ive searched and i cannot find it so if anyone wants to tell me what the spigot bush is then i would appreciate it thanks Dan
     
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    Fits into the centre of the flywheel and supports the end of the gearbox input shaft.
     
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    does a td5 have on i cannot see how you would fit one to the centre of a td5 flywheel? Dan
     
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    Yes they do have one. I've not had to change one, but I suspect that it is a press fit.
     
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    well could this cause me to not be able to bleed my clutch because i dont think i have one of those in my flywheel.
     
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    no. nothing to do with the clutch at all. simply stops the input shaft of the gearbox from whackering about and destroying its bearings. it will either be in the middle of the flywheel or inside the end of the crank. either a phosphor bronze bush or a bearing.
     
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    ill hve to check rave dont remember using one of those when converting from auto to manual is it rearly rearly important? Dan
     
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    thats the problem, auto dont have one cos the input shaft is in the torque convertor.
    every manual in the world should have one in some shape or form. If you dont have one your input shaft will not be supported and under heavy load could put stress on the bearings in the gearbox and 4th gear.
    At idle with your foot off the clutch it will usually clatter like mad without one, like the release bearing is knackered. i put an isuzu in a 300 disco and our adapter fir the spigot bush was too short and didnt reach, it drove ok but made a hell of a racket and would have probably killed the box soon.
    Is it a dual mass flywheel?
     
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    I just have one sitting on my table...

    This is for a 300TDi


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    iss like a hulo hoop
     
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    dont taste like one..!
     
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    Hey, that looks Helluva like the shape of MY Disco key!
    CharlesY
     
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    Charles, he stole it I think...
     
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    keep your eye on your motor tonight Charles... I need some spare parts..!
     
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    I changed my clutch in 2001 Td5 last year and changed the spigot bush also - it's an interference fit in the end of the crankshaft .
    My old one was breaking up .
    I found the new one was a loose fit so I fitted it using Stud and Bearing fit .
    The bush is easily damaged so take it easy when fitting .
     
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    You CAN NOT SAY that engines for Automatic gearboxes don't have pilot shaft (spigot bush) bearings fitted.

    I reckon that the chances are high that all TD5 crankshafts are fitted with a pilot shaft bush at the time the crankshaft is being made. The thing costs 10 pence, takes 5 seconds to fit, so why not? It would save them worrying which crankshafts are fit to be used for automatics only, and which are fit for both types of transmission.

    I will bet you £1.00 there IS a spigot bearing in the crank!

    CharlesY
     
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    If you havent a spigot bush fitted it will make short work of destroying the clutch centre plate, The primary motion shaft will float and cause the clutch centre plate to crack up,
    thats without the massive side load on the inner Primary motion shaft bearing,
    Will bugger up the box sooner than later,