Standard Issues Archives - Transmission Digest
Self-Aligning Release Bearings

Many of today’s release bearings may not look like the original bearing that was in the vehicle. A large number of release bearings are now of the “self-centering” type.

New-Style BMW Release Bearing

New BMW applications with manual transmissions will use a newstyle release bearing. This new release bearing will incorporate two different mounting positions. The different positions will change what is known as the fork-to-face dimension.