End of weekend no. 2. I managed to get 8 hours in this weekend and the subframe is finally off. I don't know what the mechanics have done to upset the designers and engineers of the GT but they really had a falling out!
The rear engine mount is held on with 2x 24mm bolts which are done up VFT. You need a 2ft breaker to undo them and a 6 sided socket (Never a 12 point!). A ring spanner will just round the heads. Of course there is no access to get a socket on the upper of the 2 bolts so your only choice is to disconnect the exhaust manifold, undo the engine steady and then lift the manifold up just high enough to get the the socket on the bolt. The bolts on the manifold range from innaccessible to downright ridiculous!
I am now at the stage where everything is completely dissassembled, the next job is to actually remove the gearbox at last. Plan for next weekend is to support the engine on a hoist, remove the other gearbox mount, swing the engine forward, remove the manifold, then undo the infamous starter motor bolt.
Having had a good look now, the diff seems fine. No damage, no debris in the gearbox oil. Trying to move the clutch arm with my biggest prybar though and it is locked solid. Could be normal as the clutch has very strong springs but I suspect I should at least be able to move it a little.
I estimate I am now at 18 hours in, will be a world record for the slowest ever clutch change!
Last edited by ransoman; 21-03-16 at 08:52.