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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/10 20:48:04 (permalink)
Starting to wish I'd dropped the engine. The Cross over pipe bolts (Turbo end) are a thing of evil, I remember the one with the captive but bring tricky but this time it's fighting me. I'll look again tomorrow with fresh eyes.
Even the easy bit pulling the clutch fork shaft out required some degree of arse ache.
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 16:59:03 (permalink)
Crossover off, old clutch out, new one in.
Really glad I cut the bell housing years ago so as not to deal with the sensors.
Things have ground to a halt as I'm still waiting for the clutch fork bearings.
 On a positive note whilst poking around looking for more annoying parts to source, I found an extra exhaust hanger, loosely bolted to the torque tube under the heat shield. Hopefully it'll  be the source of an annoying vibration under hard ish cornering.
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 17:27:43 (permalink)
Well done mate! 
 
What do do you mean you cut the bell housing ?
 
and I know what you mean about the turbo bolts, there my worst nightmare on these cars.........
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 17:45:27 (permalink)
Cheers, it's certainly fighting me, had to drill some of the pressure plate bolts and the clutch fork pivot was properly seized.
 
The holes for the two sensors can be turned into a slot with a dremal or hacksaw. Obvs the bell housing had to be off first but it means next time you don't need to mess about with the ref/speed sensors. Saves (some) swearing.
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 19:27:05 (permalink)
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Cheers, it's certainly fighting me, had to drill some of the pressure plate bolts and the clutch fork pivot was properly seized.
 
The holes for the two sensors can be turned into a slot with a dremal or hacksaw. Obvs the bell housing had to be off first but it means next time you don't need to mess about with the ref/speed sensors. Saves (some) swearing.




yes I remember I had to drill out at least 4 of the preasure bolts holding the clutch plate on the flywheel. 
 
Think thats why they call them cheese bolts mate , bit crap really, I remember my non turbo ones being much stronger but pretty sure they use different type of heads not the multi slotted star heads like the turbo cars. 
 
Shame about the fork pun as I have a good and easy way to remove the fork pin with a threaded bar and two nuts easy preezy. 
 
I rememer I had a fear few mares with my build taking it out the engine and in,... espeacially on the floor on axle stands isn’t much fun on your own!!! Hense the beer 🍻 
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 20:15:37 (permalink)
Drinking beer currently. I used a bolt, nut and 15mm socket to get clutch fork out, was a point I thought the bolt was going to sheer.
I'd forgotten how much of a workout doing a clutch job alone, on axle stands these cars can be.
 
I'm starting to get dirty looks as there's currently a water softener sat in the living room I was going fit this week 'if the car went well'.....
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/11 22:47:48 (permalink)
 
 
I'm starting to get dirty looks as there's currently a water softener sat in the living room I was going fit this week 'if the car went well'.....


πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ now you sound like me!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/12 20:32:42 (permalink)
Well, the water softener is still in its multiple boxes.
Clutch fork bearings and voltage regulator turned up at 1pm, so back under the car. All the front end under car is done , including a new slave cylinder,  I bled it from the bottom using a syringe I use for my MTB brakes. Seemed to work well. The old fluid was horrific. Clutch feels lovely.
Had a near disaster with the captive crossover bolt. Access from above using an extension bar, the socket needed to be pushed on from underneath. Fine until I went to remove it. The pin that releases the extension bar had fallen out , I contemplated leaving the bar in as there was no way I was pulling the turbo at this stage. I managed to get a screwdriver in to release the bar at the centre pin in the end.
Now drinking beer.
Top of engine bits and bobs tomorrow and back end if I get time.
 
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/12 21:14:40 (permalink)
Nice one mate, your plaughing through it quick πŸ‘ 
 
I’m actually working on mine too, pulling the turbo thermostat out at present, trying to figure out a preasure build up in the coolant system sending some out the overflow. PITA .........oh well good job we can work on our cars! 
 
I had quite a few beers couple days back , so leaving it for the boxing tommorow night πŸ˜‰
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/12 23:00:52 (permalink)
What's the wear like on your clutch fork?
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/13 08:39:55 (permalink)
It looks good, it's not done many miles in the last ten years. Clutch disc looks good too. The throwout bearing was toast, prob lack of use. Changed the whole clutch as it's so much work to get at
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/13 11:51:00 (permalink)
 
 It runs, idling nicely now with the air leaks gone. Just need to refit the gearbox, rear exhaust section and bleed the coolant.
The Voltmeter is now bang in the middle with the new regulator.
 
Tip for the dipstick tube to inlet manifold, ratchet spanner with a bit of nitrile glove to hold the bolt in place. Use a screwdriver to apply pressure to the back of the bolt as it tightens.
 
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/13 19:55:52 (permalink)
Well it's done, a brief hiccup on the test drive when a vac pipe popped off and an offer to buy it when I stopped for more beer, the chap seemed quite excited it was a turbo despite being 50 shades of black.
 
Vibration on turning still present so I'll be checking the wheel bearings next. 
Did some rust proofing while underneath but the hatch pin area is going to need some attention with a welder, as it did 10 years ago when I bought it.
 
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/13 20:22:28 (permalink)
Well done mateπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Re: Turbo clutch 2019/07/18 02:06:23 (permalink)
 
James0
It looks good, it's not done many miles in the last ten years. Clutch disc looks good too. The throwout bearing was toast, prob lack of use. Changed the whole clutch as it's so much work to get at





James, is this a home-brewed turbo?  If so, do you still have the Panasonic mounting cage for an F35 that you were giving me?  :D
 
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