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I am just putting together my new zetec engine which way around does the spiget bearing go and is it best to fit before i put on my clutch plate 

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Fit spigot bearing first. Is it a needle roller or a plain bush? Normally it doesn't matter which way round. 

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Usually needle roller and there is a tiny lip seal in it. Gently taps in with a 'same size' socket and the seal is last in. The seal should be nearest the gearbox, not nearest the crank but that's only if you have OCD. Probably doesn't matter.

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Yes you do but it's primary purpose is not as a shim but to stop debris getting inside the bellhousing so sometimes called a crud plate. You can adapt the one from the pinto as shown below.

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