Originally Posted by Ecfool
Been busy this week just caught up on this post, me thinks this may be the "weak link" in this belt transmission. But now I am confused you said its same number as the civic unit but your Insight one measures 40mm instead of 45mm? So in other words the suggested replacement bearing will work without spacer sleeve?
I do need a custom sleeve. The bearing I pulled off of the input CVT pulley is 75 mm OD x 40 mm bore x 16 mm tall. The stamping on the bearing says NTN 6009C3 which refers to a 75 mm OD x 45 mm bore x 16 mm tall bearing, if you look it up in a bearing catalog. Honda had these customized.
My experience is exactly the same as the guy at this website: http://hchdoctorstransmissionpage.yolasite.com/
I am going to seek out the same solution as well with a 5 mm sleeve. I have a new bearing ordered already, too.