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Old 04-18-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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I have a Centax Clutch and have broken nthe thrust bearing on it part number 1377, is there an alternative to this part or will I have to find the part from somewhere?

I believe it is 5x10
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you can use a normal bearing thats the same size.
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Wiht the centax Clutch you need to use the Trust bearing again , if not the screw will become loose and have clutch problems.
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i dont see how it will make the screw come loose ive had a mtx3 clutch like this for 5 months now and havent had a problem

the only way the screw will come loose is if you dont tighten it properly
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i dont see how it will make the screw come loose ive had a mtx3 clutch like this for 5 months now and havent had a problem

the only way the screw will come loose is if you dont tighten it properly
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One of the functions of the trust bearing is that "Trust" , If you have your clucth gap properly set. The trust bearing will prevent that when the clucht hit the bell it doesn't turn the screw. It will make the bell spin easier No mater the pressure the shoes applys to the bell.

Just more simple, just look how the balls are resting on the trust bearing and how they are set on a regular bearing. In wich direction they roll???
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Do I have to take a F***en picture of what ive done, it works fine

oh and by the way I do know how to set up a clutch
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Yep you have to replace it with a thrust bearing as the outward load of the centax lands squarely on the balls of the thrust bearing regular bearings have the balls lining around the shaft while the thrust's balls face the clutch it self. It isn't at all the same as a regular bearing.

on a normal bearing the force is placed on the balls going away from center

on a thrust bearing the froces are pushing on the face of the bearing.



constant cleaning and relubrication is required on thrust bearings as well as setting the proper gap between the bell and the shoes.

What car is it in?
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i know what a thrust bearing is and how it works, if the guy keeps blowing them he can put a normal bearing or a bush in there ive had my mates mtx3 clutch like that for 5 months and havent touched it since i put in in
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Obviously you have some rage issues as my post was intended for the original poster TRFTIM. I was just trying to educate him. I'm sure that the regular bearing works for you just fine but I think he would be better off replacing it with a thrust bearing as the manufacturer intended.

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there was no rage intended in my 3rd post
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oh and by the way I do know how to set up a clutch
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i know what a thrust bearing is and how it works, if the guy keeps blowing them he can put a normal bearing or a bush in there ive had my mates mtx3 clutch like that for 5 months and havent touched it since i put in in
Well probably you don't know how to set-up a GOOD clutch, because without a thrust bearing it will never be really good.....
Also you tried this because you probably wondered why you yourself broke this thrust bearing, no wonder if you never touch, clean or check your clutch for at least 5 months......

[QUOTE=subman constant cleaning and relubrication is required on thrust bearings as well as setting the proper gap between the bell and the shoes. [/QUOTE]

It isn't the gap which is important.
Setting the endplay as minimum as possible, that is important......
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:52 AM   #12
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rcTek Thrust Bearing Info

rctek have some good articles about the centax clutch and its bearings.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:57 AM   #13
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i know what a thrust bearing is and how it works, if the guy keeps blowing them he can put a normal bearing or a bush in there ive had my mates mtx3 clutch like that for 5 months and havent touched it since i put in in
So are we to understand that Serpent, Mugen, Kyosho, etc... don't know what they are doing because they use this goofy looking bearing that, if not maintained correctly, will break? They use it for a reason and that is why everybody else is telling him to use the thrust bearing and to make sure he maintains it. No attitude, just the fact.
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Thanks for the replies Guys most helpful but dont fight between yourselves now we are all equal in this hobby

The car is a Serpent 705 not to sure if it is the Centax 2 or 3 clutch, how do i tell??

I have seen some ceramic thrust bearings for a Centax 3, but not to sure if they will work with my one, my one has a Yellow friction dome??

Thanks again guys great stuff.
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The car is a Serpent 705 not to sure if it is the Centax 2 or 3 clutch, how do i tell??
Here you can see the difference between a C2 and a C3 clutch.....
It also tells you how to set it up properly.....
http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=10534
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