Originally Posted by Agent_Orange
Can someone smarter than me give me a hand with a question.
I though I had a bearing issue, took the bearings out (2010) and the part number says 088 089 (not sure if that should be 088/089). I had 16 of them in my factory engine.
The replacement VAC bearings I have are 702 703 (702/703).
Now on the first page is says there should be different bearings for top and bottom, is that correct?
Originally Posted by pbonsalb
-702 is different from -703. One is for the top and one is for the bottom. You should have 8 of each. They are also distinguishable by color on the side, red or blue.
The color is the only real way to distinguish as the shell has both markings on them.
The 088/89 are the lead faced bearing the was discontinued. You have the correct newer bearings.