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    Default Light 15 scraping thrust bearing ??

    A friend has got a light 15. He says that when he pushes the clutch pedal there is like a scraping noise which I would think is a faulty thrust bearing. He inserted oil in an oil cup near the bottom fan belt pulley but this isn't making it any better. - - - Any clues ??

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    is the family cat accounted for..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilberthenry View Post
    A friend has got a light 15. He says that when he pushes the clutch pedal there is like a scraping noise which I would think is a faulty thrust bearing. He inserted oil in an oil cup near the bottom fan belt pulley but this isn't making it any better. - - - Any clues ??

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    Get the engine and gearbox out and separate the bell housing and crank case and have a look. The bearing may have collapsed. the tin shield may be loose or it may even be an odd ball bearing stuck in as a replacement. It is possible to use a VW bearing as a replacement but the tin shield needs modification to prevent it rubbing on the clutch fingers. Who knows until you have a look!
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    Who knows until you have a look!
    In times gone by I'd probably have pulled the engine and had a look as per your suggestion.

    These days, with reasonably priced inspection cameras available I would probably have a look with a camera first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    In times gone by I'd probably have pulled the engine and had a look as per your suggestion.

    These days, with reasonably priced inspection cameras available I would probably have a look with a camera first.
    Good Idea as it could well be rubbing on the clutch fingers as described by Gerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    In times gone by I'd probably have pulled the engine and had a look as per your suggestion.

    These days, with reasonably priced inspection cameras available I would probably have a look with a camera first.
    A Light 15 engine out on the floor in an hour and a half! The problem will need to be fixed so it has to come out no matter what!
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    Thanks for that - - looks like the engine will come out - - lots of fun !!! ???

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