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DanielSon-gtt

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Gearbox removal
« on: 01:17, Mon 09 May 2011 »
Rite guys I need to move the gearbox anouth to beable to change the bell housing
I attempted to move the gearbox over to take a look at my clutch last week but had no joy
There was no space to get the box over
Anybody know how I can go about this without taking the block out
    
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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #1 on: 08:02, Mon 09 May 2011 »
Someone did this just the other week.

Whoever it was that just had there R5 re-painted white, might be worth PM'ing him.

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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #2 on: 17:36, Mon 09 May 2011 »
it was me :)

where do you live? as me n the bro are on a road trip to sandhurst, reading way at the moment so if your close by I could help out

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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #3 on: 00:25, Tue 10 May 2011 »
Im not mate I'm Bridgwater  ta6 postcode
Did you get yours out the top ?
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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #4 on: 08:26, Tue 10 May 2011 »
yup out the top fella look through my latest few pics and try copying it.

you need to remove the front block stud by using 2 nuts together,
the back stud if you can get it out then great but if not it can be left in

you may need to bend the inner chassis leg lip outwards to get some clearance,

the n's wishbone to chassis bar needs lowering right down

the engine needs to be jacked up quite high

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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #5 on: 14:00, Tue 10 May 2011 »
I can't get much from them pictures mate one minute it's in then the next it's out  :lol:
Ive had all the hub off and the rest of it didn't want to bend the inner arch up to get clearance on the end of the box but look like I'll have to
Because I couldn't get it over anouth to get any gap hardly

So if I can bend the inner panel up I can slide the box across and then just lift it up at an angle and out can I take it out with the driveshaft in ?
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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #6 on: 14:19, Tue 10 May 2011 »
Myself and a mate managed to get my gearbox out from the bottom last year with engine in place!!

 we attatched engine to a hoist, un-did engine mounts then raised it up. Think we also lowered one side of the subframe slightly, it was extremley tight but with a bit of wobbling and swearing it came out  :D

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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #7 on: 16:05, Tue 10 May 2011 »
both shafts need to be out of the way and all the gearbox mounts and brackets off the car and box,
 the engine mount stays on

take it you've got the wishbone link bar to the chassis off or pushed down

you slide the box into the wheel arch then out
 and up a bit so you can see the input shaft  then jack up the engine then it comes out the top with the black cap on the box facing down after a bit of wiggle and jack action

once you've got it out once its easy and drops back in even easier

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Re: Gearbox removal
« Reply #8 on: 21:38, Wed 11 May 2011 »
Gearbox is out with driveshaft on and without beating the inner arch back a great achievement I think Now does anybody know if I have to remove the massive nut on the diff to get the bell housing off?
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