Damn, improvised clutch disc alignment tools made by rolling masking tape around torx socket, or masking tape around tire valve installation cone didnt do the trick. 3 hours wasted wiggling engine back and forth until figured to insert 12mm drill bit into pilot bearing and then place old p
Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:33 AM
Whee, drove it out from garage carefully and tried to get feel
for low grabbing clutch. Then headed to gas station and soonish started
to listen whats that sound, its was like dry and loud bearing.
Fortunately it was only hood support that was loose and it was rubbing
against powersteering pulley. Gonna adjust clutch cable later to get it
grab a bit higher like it was before operation.
I didnt replace baffle plate since dealer couln't give date when it
would arrive. But if I learnt something from this clutch change episode
it would be: Be prepared. Order stuff beforehand, get used flywheel and
have it machined, Take pictures what goes where, take pictures from
other angles too. Make notes. Put parts in safe place where you find
them, label hoses. Get torq specs etc.
Thank you very much for helping me out! Saved a big penny and learned lotsa of new stuff!
Yep its all a leaning curve DIY, I remember from doing my 1st clutch not refacing flywheel surface had clutch judder /chatter issues but they get less / sort of go away after a while when clutch disc wears / beds in.
Sorry forgot to mention / talk about making / improving a clutch disc alignment tool (out of a series of sockets on rod) etc
back in previous message but you got that figured out.