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Join Date: Aug 2004
Probably need to remove the battery tray and the inlet air trunking etc. Disconnect earth strap to gearbox and wiring such as reverse light switch connector. You need to remove the slave cylinder, as the release arm has to swing back clear of the release bearing. You also need to disconnect the gear change cables at the gearbox end. Disconnect both drive shafts, including the cross-shaft across the back of the engine - probably easiest to split the hubs from the bottom wishbones to allow the hubs and driveshafts to swing out of the way. Disconnect the exhaust down-pipes from the manifolds (I think you need to do both, but perhaps only the front one.....) and from the cat so they are out of the way. Lower the crossmember, after disconnecting the rear engine-gearbox mount. Undo the starter (very difficult access I think, not sure if you have to remove rear manifold) Undo bellhousing bolts and gearbox mount to chassis leg, remove gearbox.......
Sure I've probably forgotten a few things.....
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