I was pulling into the driveway the other night, for the first time there’s a new noise coming from the 4 speed or clutch, at first I thought it was the pilot bearing. A dispute I had with the machine shop assembly person was over the installation, I thought it was supposed to go in only one way, he said it didn’t matter so I’ve always wondered if it’s in backwards, now I know that there’s stamped printing on the top of the sleeve that faces out but didn’t know that then. The clutch alignment tool was easy to install into the bearing but the transmission was a PITA. I read on another forum that even if it’s installed backwards it shouldn’t matter once the shaft is in that it’s taper is only to help guide the transmission shaft in. Then I read on the internet with the symptoms it’s having that it’s likely the entry bearing in the transmission. Then when I talked with Gil he said that there’s a needle bearing in the transmission only used between 1st, 2nd & 3rd that wears out and could possibly make that sort of noise, he advised me to try using 85w140 transmission lube since I live in a warm climate. I evacuated a quart and replaced it with the heavier lubricant. Still no difference. Overall the transmission does seem quieter but the noise is no quieter. I’d like to think it’s the release bearing since I’ve always had problems with that before, it came and went with no harm done but this has a slightly different sound. So I’m hoping that maybe someone else has a similar noise and it’s a normal wear and tear item such as this needle bearing Gil mentions, he said that the transmission can still run for years like that. Right now I have no idea if it’s transmission or clutch related. When driving in 4th even slowly I cannot hear it but the tire noise on the road is also a bit too loud to hear it anyway. The noise is almost undetected in neutral but sometimes I think I can hear something but it’s very well pronounced in the lower gears. It’s difficult to hear but can anyone identify what it might be?