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Nov 1st, 2019 at 2:46am
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So guys, I've decided to tackle the mother of all jobs: The clutch. But, I figured that since I'm in there, I'll also will replace the torque tube and repair an oil leak around the lower balance shaft housing. Using the Clarks Garage measuring method, I figured that there was still about 45-50% clutch life left, however; the throwout bearing was making a racket, especially when the car was in a lot of stop and go traffic so it was time.

I was sure that the clutch was replaced sometime prior to my ownership (7.5 yrs and over 34k miles ago) since the clutch has operated very well the entire time. Imagine my surprise when I pulled the clutch to find this:
  

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Reply #1 - Nov 1st, 2019 at 2:52am
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At least the rubber was still intact! I'm planning on measuring actual material thickness to gauge remaining life (just curious) but (of course) a clutch order was placed with our gracious hosts a few days ago.

Oh, and the rear main seal and pilot bearing are looking pretty tired so they're also on order, along with a bunch of other parts.

I think I've got a good handle on this job, however; lowering the rear suspension is giving me pause... More research is needed.
  

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Reply #2 - Nov 1st, 2019 at 2:59am
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Tranny out:
  

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Reply #3 - Nov 1st, 2019 at 3:00am
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Reply #4 - Nov 2nd, 2019 at 12:21am
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Doesn't look like any job is off limits now.
Great to see you using your new garage!!

Will you be posting hourly rates anytime soon?!?!
  

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Reply #5 - Nov 2nd, 2019 at 10:56am
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nice. i think the later cars have a little heat shield at the corner behind the lower balance cover. i have a loose one out in the garage if you want a picture. it keeps the exhaust radiation off the pan seal.

have you though about doing the spring plate bushings? imho, it is the best improvement in ride quality and handling one can do with torsion bar cars. a car goes from pitch and chunk through a corner to Jackie Stewart style slow in fast out nirvana.


its really easy except for wrestling the paring brake cables. if your cable boots are hardened, its a good time to do them also. the cables can be threaded out of the plastic straps that hold them to the torsion bars once released.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 4th, 2019 at 12:15am
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Bill: Correct, the garage is actually a bit trashed now but still accessible. I have been taking pics throughout the process and may post them but didn't really want to bore the community as this has been showcased so many times already.

However: You are most welcome to come by and assist me with dropping the rear suspension; I haven't seen a YouTube Video on this procedure yet... Wink

T_Ryan: There is a small heat shield, which I removed to access the lower balance shaft housing. The engine will have to be lifted a bit in order to remove the cover. In reference to suspension upgrades, the car came with the 456 option so the beefier sway bars (I've installed HD Bilsteins in the back) making the car handle just fine.
  

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Reply #7 - Nov 4th, 2019 at 12:42am
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Dropping the rear suspension is very easy, much easier than what you just did. The first time I did it was when I was trying to snag my LSD transaxle in a pick n pull yard. Someone had tried to get it before and had it hung up on the torque tube shaft so I dropped the whole rear suspension. It was pretty obvious how to do it. Just start unbolting it from the frame and have some supports...or at least a tire or two under it when it drops. In my case, the tube, transaxle, suspension, and all came crashing down into the gravel.
  
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Reply #8 - Nov 4th, 2019 at 1:13am
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Do you have any pictures of which bolts to remove? I think I have an idea but want to be sure.

My plan is to repair the lower balance shaft housing oil leak (or wherever it is), replace the clutch, rear main seal and pilot bearing before dropping the rear suspension. I do have two bridge jacks and an additional sliding jack plate to hold up the TT and rear suspension during dismantle. Although it appears I may need a second set of hands...
  

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Reply #9 - Yesterday at 10:43pm
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Well, I removed the lower balance shaft housing today and discovered a crack in the rear bearing; so glad I ordered new ones from Steve!
  

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Reply #10 - Yesterday at 10:46pm
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Flywheel is at the machine shop for resurfacing. I measured 14.25mm thickness (pre-machining) so the flywheel should be fine...
  

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Reply #11 - Yesterday at 10:47pm
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Rear main seal and pilot bearing pulled out today...
  

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Reply #12 - Yesterday at 10:47pm
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Reply #13 - Yesterday at 10:49pm
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Quite a leak (before):
  

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Reply #14 - Yesterday at 10:49pm
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After spending a couple hours:
  

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