I go off roading a lot, and i had to replace my clutch, throw out bearing, and pressure plate. Now last year i replaced the tranny and replaced all that with an autozone kit. the throw out bearing would not work, so i swapped around some parts (pressure plate finger ring and used the old throw out bearing. after mudding, getting in different gears was real hard, then could not do it. replaced the cluch stuff and all better. the throw out bearing was seized. could that have caused the fingers to worp, or could it have been the water? and if it was the water, can i waterproof the bell housing?