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    Must mean you got something right at last Graham!

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    (Original post by Rufusw5)
    I have some questions:


    That car in the picture with the trolley underneath it (The beetle), you do know that big cast lump is the exhaust manifold don't you?



    Do you know that the beetle sump is cast aluminium?
    I know I'm wading in slightly late here, but:

    Firstly, that's not a Beetle, or even an engine that was ever fitted to a Beetle.

    Secondly, there is no exhaust manifold fitted to the engine in the picture.

    Thirdly, the sump fitted to the engine in the picture is actually made from pressed steel. Not cast anything.

    The engine in the picture is different to almost every other engine because the sump plate is simply a 15mm diameter flat plate, the engine has to be removed to change the clutch, and the engine has to be removed out from under the vehicle, rather than lifted out the top (and was therefore designed to be lifted into position from below).
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    one of the car teccies will correct me, but on my bike i was told that i would need a special tool to compress the clutch springs while i loosen on the clutch housing (possible with a different name).
    i got round this by using four washers (one on each spring) to act as the pressure plate while i loosened the clutch housing.
    this meant i needed no specialist tools.
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    Yeh bike clutches are a little different as they are multiple plate wet clutches AFAIK. (well except Ducati clutches, they are just a PITA!)

    Sounds like a ingenious solution!
 
 
 
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