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DanielSon-gtt

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How to
« on: 23:40, Sat 23 April 2011 »
Does anybody have a walk through on droping the gear box down so I can get a look at my release bearing ?
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Re: How to
« Reply #1 on: 23:56, Sat 23 April 2011 »
Usually you would pull the engine away from the gearbox. I'm not 100% sure there is enough space to pull the gearbox out.

James managed to change the clutch without removing either, might be worth asking him?

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Re: How to
« Reply #2 on: 09:36, Sun 24 April 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Usually you would pull the engine away from the gearbox. I'm not 100% sure there is enough space to pull the gearbox out.

James managed to change the clutch without removing either, might be worth asking him?

And what a pain in the arse that was, I had a gap of about 2" to slide the friction plate in centralise it and torque it all up.

Personally would never do it that way again engine out is so much easier and prob quicker

If you do it that way you need to do the following@
Remove front bumper,
Remove rad,
disconect oil drain pipe from gearbox,
unbolt downpipe,
Undo turbo oil feed,
remove any turbo coolant pipes,
Remove turbo,
remove engine to gearbox steady bar,
Remove flywheel cover under engine bolted to gearbox,
Undo gearbox selector rod,

Undo rear engine mount,
Undo gearbox front engine mount,
Remove drive shaft pin for drivers side shaft,
Undo lower balljoint bolts on drivers side (this will enable you to pull the driveshaft off the gearbox and yet still have it all attached to the car ) :D
Remove drive shaft main bolt this time from hub 30 or 32mm I think,
Remove passenger side lower ball joint bolts,
Remove TDC sensor 2x 11mm bolts,
Remove starter motor,
Now just unbolt the gearbox from the engine you may need to help pull the gearbox off once all bolts out use a crowbar or big solid flat head screw driver.

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Re: How to
« Reply #3 on: 09:55, Sun 24 April 2011 »
i'm going to attempt removing the gearbox from the top next weekend so will post up how many cuts bruises and times i swore at it  :lol:

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Re: How to
« Reply #4 on: 11:32, Sun 24 April 2011 »
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i'm going to attempt removing the gearbox from the top next weekend so will post up how many cuts bruises and times i swore at it  :lol:

I'm not sure it's possible. The gearbox wont clear the inner wing.

Even with removing the engine you still have to remove the crank pulley for that extra bit of clearance on the inner wing, and even then it only just clears.

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Re: How to
« Reply #5 on: 16:20, Sun 24 April 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "fordy"
i'm going to attempt removing the gearbox from the top next weekend so will post up how many cuts bruises and times i swore at it  :lol:

I'm not sure it's possible. The gearbox wont clear the inner wing.

Even with removing the engine you still have to remove the crank pulley for that extra bit of clearance on the inner wing, and even then it only just clears.

Its possible, i've done it like this few times now and got it down to a fine art  :wink:
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Re: How to
« Reply #6 on: 16:24, Sun 24 April 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "fordy"
i'm going to attempt removing the gearbox from the top next weekend so will post up how many cuts bruises and times i swore at it  :lol:


Even with removing the engine you still have to remove the crank pulley for that extra bit of clearance on the inner wing, and even then it only just clears.

I didn't need too. If you get angles right and jack up the box you can get it just right and it goes in place...

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Re: How to
« Reply #7 on: 21:38, Sun 24 April 2011 »
I have no idea James how you had the box out this way with it all loose and sat o the subframe I didn't even manage to get the pin out of the clutch
Just couldnt move it anywhere because of the inner arch
Up on jacks then off jacks twisting and tuning ran out of ideas in the end so she's out there now on axle stands I've checked the bearing and it looks ok both teeth are still there for the fork to sit in but my fork is still flopping about
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Re: How to
« Reply #8 on: 13:03, Mon 25 April 2011 »
Check the pivot bushing on the box, that wears sometimes
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Re: How to
« Reply #9 on: 18:32, Mon 25 April 2011 »
So the pivot bush was non existent it had no head to it was down to the metal
So I had the hear box off
And on puttin it back on destroyed the bell housing  :oops:  :cry:
Massive crack I guess the box wasn't lined up properly
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Re: How to
« Reply #10 on: 19:05, Mon 25 April 2011 »
Im glad my Mastiff doesn't give me these sort of problems! ,


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Re: How to
« Reply #11 on: 19:09, Mon 25 April 2011 »
r5matt how the devil are you
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Re: How to
« Reply #12 on: 19:10, Mon 25 April 2011 »
danny boy! am good thanks pal, you ? you still got energy to be playing with these cars  :lol:

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Re: How to
« Reply #13 on: 19:17, Mon 25 April 2011 »
Not bad mate heard you went back in the army or somthing along those lines
Its in a sorry state at the moment
But if the offer was good id sell it tomorrow
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Re: How to
« Reply #14 on: 19:22, Mon 25 April 2011 »
Yeah, I've been back in nearly 8-9 months! busy times at the moment! I had some money come my way last year ... thought about another 5, could have had a really nice one with the money but, i managed to resist the urge . for now! and the possible future as the girlfriend hasn't taken a liking to the 'look' of them

anyways am hijacking your thread haha!