- Feb 24, 2019
- Columbus, Ohio USA
- Suzuki Samurai LWB / 1.9mTDI project, '02 1.9TDI Jetta Wagon Stage 1 tuned, '82 Rabbit Pickup 1.6TD
How does one go about modifying the auto trans BHW crank to accept a fully flush installed pilot bearing? Are there adapters available to do this? It seems that it'd have to be a bolt-on conversion, as the BHW crank is simply missing half the protruding material that the pilot bearing sits into...the nose of the crank when building a auto crank to convert.... the bearing we prefer is the OEM needle bearing. However, we do not think the bearing should protrude from its' housing. The ARL crank or a properly modified crank nose are the way to go.
I have the BHW bottom end, so I may plan on using that still and drilling and tapping the 3 or so holes needed to run the ALH timing idler and front main seal carrier, but now you've got me wanting to look further into how to easily identify the 2002.5 & 2003 ALH blocks, as it sounds that they are every bit as strong as the BHW blocks.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, much appreciated!