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Old 02-07-2018, 02:34 PM   #376
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That’s what I have in mine What bearing did you go with ?

I only notice it sometimes... in neutral at stop with foot off clutch, I usually keep my foot on it. First thing I thought was

Overall there is a lot more to a t5 swap than most ever talk about.... fixed one set of problems with the m46 and replaced it with other in the t5... fuk
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For the pilot bearing you can use a 6003-2RS ball bearing instead of the needle bearing. It is a drop in replacement.

I’m curious how your sound deadening will work out. I have some Dynamat-style product on the floor and tunnel and just ordered some 40oz jute padding to go underneath the carpet. Hopefully that will take some more noise out.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:17 PM   #377
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That’s what I have in mine What bearing did you go with ?
I left the Ford needle bearing in there since it felt fine. And really, the only way the pilot bearing could cause the rattle noise I hear in the case is if it was sized improperly, and allowing the nose of the input shaft to wiggle around. But that's not happening, and the input shaft on mine is rock solid. Zero play.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:22 PM   #378
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Truth.

For the pilot bearing you can use a 6003-2RS ball bearing instead of the needle bearing. It is a drop in replacement.

I’m curious how your sound deadening will work out. I have some Dynamat-style product on the floor and tunnel and just ordered some 40oz jute padding to go underneath the carpet. Hopefully that will take some more noise out.
Like I said, I can't imagine how the pilot bearing would cause this noise unless the ID was just way too big. I'm sticking with the needle bearing for now. Maybe I'll try the ball bearing next time I pull the trans, just for science.

I have high hopes for the Dynaliner. It's the same thickness as the jute under my carpet, and that makes a huge difference in overall noise and heat. The stock jute comes about halfway up the sides of the tunnel, and right above it, the tunnel is scorching hot. But an inch below where the jute starts, it's cool to the touch.

Even if it helps the noise a bit, I still wouldn't recommend a T5 for a nice daily driver.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:29 PM   #379
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The noise I’m trying to trace is a droning at highway speeds. Dynamat was a big improvement in noise and sun heat in my 245... so much so that you can “comfortably” drive with windows up in mid 90s with the kickerpanel vents both open
Well worth the money
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:15 PM   #380
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The noise I’m trying to trace is a droning at highway speeds. Dynamat was a big improvement in noise and sun heat in my 245... so much so that you can “comfortably” drive with windows up in mid 90s with the kickerpanel vents both open
Well worth the money
The droning in 5th is bad on mine too. It seems to be worse from 2500-3k, and really bad on decel.

Did you put Dynamat on the roof of your 245?
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The droning in 5th is bad on mine too. It seems to be worse from 2500-3k, and really bad on decel.

Did you put Dynamat on the roof of your 245?
damn it I thought maybe my driveshaft was still scraping or I had the angles wrong .... but i dont feel any vibrations..

yes. along with the foam stuff - HUGE difference. I lined my floor with the lows stuff when I first got the car 7(?) years ago. Im planning on going back and redoing it all with dynamat

just looked at my thread and all the damn pics are fubar.... but per sq inch dynamat is lighter than stock stuff but you end up using a lot more of it. (pg 9-10 if you got the fix for dead photobucket)
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:25 PM   #382
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The droning in 5th is bad on mine too. It seems to be worse from 2500-3k, and really bad on decel.

Did you put Dynamat on the roof of your 245?
Same here. I think it's endemic to B230s.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:07 PM   #383
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good sound deadening material (recommend RAAMmat) and some insulation will help with the trans noise.

I'd rather listen to the trans a bit then keep all the heat in it with a blanket if it's at all a 'regular use' car.
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Same here. I think it's endemic to B230s.
Does yours only do it in 5th?
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:25 PM   #385
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good sound deadening material (recommend RAAMmat) and some insulation will help with the trans noise.

I'd rather listen to the trans a bit then keep all the heat in it with a blanket if it's at all a 'regular use' car.
Yeah, I abandoned the blanket idea pretty much instantly. I'm going to pack as much sound deadening in there as I can, drain out some of that Lucas Oil Stabilizer, and just run it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:19 PM   #386
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You said it was rebuilt, was it rebuilt with new gears? Or just bearings/synchros? If the latter, (some of) the gears likely have a wear pattern on them that is no longer aligned with the bearings replaced. Quite a common issue on rebuilt boxes, irrespective of box.
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You said it was rebuilt, was it rebuilt with new gears? Or just bearings/synchros? If the latter, (some of) the gears likely have a wear pattern on them that is no longer aligned with the bearings replaced. Quite a common issue on rebuilt boxes, irrespective of box.
I wish I knew. The seller just said "rebuilt with an HD rebuild kit", and I hadn't done any research at that point, so I didn't have much to say to that.
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