Originally Posted by 68/70Vette
If the socket had a groove machined into it so an o-ring could be used to make a better seal.
I installed a pilot bearing in my ZZ4. I had to really wack it in. I don't think it's going to be easy to get out if it ever has to be removed.
My tight pilot bearing came with my Tremec TKO 600. After installing it with a hammer, I became concerned and tried to get the bearing needles to move in the race, but they seemed frozen. This had me concerned the tight bearing might ruin the input shaft on the trans. I got a smaller OD pilot bearing from Tremec and it went into the crank with a little light tapping and the needles moved freely after installation. An ounce of prevention is cheaper than a few pounds of input shaft, or something like that. Just thought I'd mention it, as all bearings are not created equally.