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throw out bearing

Postby Garvin Gatewood » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:13 pm

I thought that I read on this forum that you should always use International throw out bearings. I put a new one on recently that was not from International. It now has chunks broken out of it.
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Re: throw out bearing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:33 pm

I have successfully used aftermarket ones, but soaked them in motor oil a couple days before installing. The IH bearings come prelubed, or at least used to, I have not bought one in several years. The aftermarket ones come dry. The bearings are normally lubricated by using cheap grease, and with time and heat the oil separates from the wax base and wicks into the graphite. My system is to use a bottle cap off something like a peanut butter jar that is big enough for the outer part of the bearing to rest on and the graphite to stick down into the cap and pour a little motor oil in the cap for the graphite to soak up. I normally do this for a couple days before using. I also when I am assembling it take my finger and wipe a thin layer of grease on the face of the graphite. I have use this system several times with aftermarket throw out bearings and never had a problem.
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Re: throw out bearing

Postby Peter Person » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:17 pm

From TM Tractor in describing the throwout bearing they carry;

"Item description: replacement clutch release bearing and retainer, new, import, replacement style graphite (no roller bearings), grease fitting shown is for lubrication of the graphite bearing, replaces 350921R11. Case IH discontinued the USA made bearing. So we decided to carry the aftermarket brand which we have had good luck with. These bearings come dry and we pre-grease them prior to shipping."

Does this mean CaseIH no longer carries a throwout bearing or no longer carries a USA made bearing?

Several years ago at the 2011 CubFest Northeast, Dave Stephens and I cut apart a "Brand New" failed throwout bearing.

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Re: throw out bearing

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:33 pm

Story checks out. Plug 350921R11 into Messick's parts inquiry and it comes back with superseded by 350921R11GV. GV makes it a "gold value" part, which is a part they get from TISCO or someone equivalent. In this case, it is probably the exact part you would get from anyone else that handles TISCO parts.

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Re: throw out bearing

Postby inairam » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:42 am

tm's are pre-greased but not pre-soaked like what John is talking about.

I had a tm bearing go in less than a year. i soaked the next one with better success.
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Re: throw out bearing

Postby JohnMihevic » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:53 am

I bought a brand new CNH bearing from a local dealer that has been a dealer for years and always kept a good stock of parts. I assume he must have had it in stock a while. It was pricey, but well worth the money. I had tried others, including the "new automotive type metal bearing",--all junk.
My guess is some CNH dealer somewhere will still have one on the shelf. If you find one, buy it, it's worth it.

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