Ford Type 9 Hydraulic Release Bearing Kit

Ford Type 9 Hydraulic Release Bearing Kit-0

Ford Type 9 Hydraulic Release Bearing Kit


This kit utilises a concentric release bearing and aluminium boss, replacing the standard gearbox nose. The kit comes completed with replacement seal and fixings. The slave cylinder inlet and bleed should be located vertically and the hydraulic clutch pipe routed through 2 holes drilled in the best location within the bellhousing flange for your application.


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* Please note that the slave cylinder must be in a partially compressed form when installed. Fitment of the slave cylinder in the extended state will result in the bearing being forced off the end of the inner shaft when the clutch is depressed. When used in a custom installation please check the actuation of the slave cylinder over the entire clutch pedal stroke.

** The slave cylinder and bearing work in a different way to a manual installation in that the release bearing is in constant light contact with the clutch diaphragm fingers. This is achieved by an internal spring within the thrust bearing. There is no need to be concerned that the release bearing is in contact with the diaphragm at all times.

*** Dimensions
Mounting plate height 40mm
Slave cylinder height 60mm open, and 40mm fully closed
Assembled heights 100mm open and 80 mm fully closed
The adjustment shims are 3mm thick

Please see the Fitting Instructions for more information.

Specification and Application

Component Ford Type 9 Hydraulic Release Bearing Kit
Includes Concentric clutch release bearing
Aluminium boss which replaces the original gearbox nose
Oil seal to replace the original seal in the gearbox nose
Fitting bolts
Gearboxes Ford (Sierra) Type 9
Dimensions Centre of the release bearing where the input shaft passes through = 28.5mm diameter.
Bearing outer diameter = 58mm
Bearing inner diameter = 40mm
Thread sizes feed 10 x 1mm
bleed 8 x 1.25mm
Applications MkI/II Escort
Kit Car

* When using a shallower clutch cover the release bearing may need spacing forward in order to achieve full clutch depression
** To be used with a .625 (5/8″) master cylinder
*** Using the standard 60mm slave cylinder. Please specify if a 70mm slave cylinder is required below

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Slave cylinder length



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