63B Clutch Release Bearing - Rebuildable?

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63B Clutch Release Bearing - Rebuildable?

#1 Post by Conrad Carter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Curious...is a clutch release bearing a serviceable item...I.e., rebuildable? If so, how much of a challenge?
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Re: 63B Clutch Release Bearing - Rebuildable?

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:32 pm

You could take it apart and clean and lubricate it, but by most people's thinking it is too much labor for how cheap a new one is, in case it didn't work out.

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Re: 63B Clutch Release Bearing - Rebuildable?

#3 Post by Dick Weiss » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:54 pm

Martin,

Yes, it can be taken apart--if it has 2-holes to punch it out so it can be cleaned and checked for bearing wear.
However, the real problem is the wear .occurring from the release fork (also worn) on the trunnions--one side more than the other side.

So, I agree that it's cheaper to replace it w/a new one.
I used to repair them during the early days when they weren't readily available--I still have a couple in my archives.

Dick

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Re: 63B Clutch Release Bearing - Rebuildable?

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:13 am

I worked for an old Hungarian guy and he would repair/rebuild just about anything. And he wasn't shy to charge for it.

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