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GTV V6 Clutch change ??

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Hope i can get some help / Input

I'm looking at changing the clutch/flywheel in my V6 GTV as both are dead/on there way out big time.
After reading through the Repair manual a fair few times it looks fairly straight forward but i have a few question?

Tools - in section 21 Clutch page 1 (good start) there is 3 tools 1.820.239.000 1.820.581.000 & 1.820.226.00 this is what i could only describe as an engine stay. what have people done instead i would of thought an engine lift could fill this job role but the legs would probably end up getting in the way, or is there a universal unit that could do the same thing ?

Exhaust - how much of the exhaust has to be moved to allow for the gearbox to be dropped, the instructions have at least the back headers and the downpipes removed during the job is it 100% necessary if not is it just making a rod for my own back trying to work around them. if yes what will need to be done for gaskets when it is put back?

Loctite - What should be used where? i am thinking that the bolts that hold the fly to the crank should be done then the friction plate housing to the fly and then the bolts on the axle shafts. suggestion of tie and where would be helpful.

Lube - In addition to the gearbox oil that will be changed the clutch/brake fluid that will need to be topped up, i have seen a split CV that will require a clean out and re-lube what/what grade would you use for this ? ,there is also a squeaking sound from a part of the gear selection that i would like to sort at the same time.

If anyone has any input or possibly a link to a photo how to it would be much appreciated.

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Myself and my mate changed my v6 clutch about 2 months ago, Its a complete git of a job and shouldnt be underestimated. My friend has a great workshop with a car lift, gantry beam engine hoist etc and loads of wierd and wondefull tools for going around corners and we used them all, and many times all at once. There is a lot of stuff to strip down and not a lot of space to do it.

On a sliding scale of a clutch change in an escort to solving world peace. its nigh on as difficult as world peace!

In short the gearbox has to come out. So everything on the right handside of the engine bay gets it. Clutch slave, majority of the wiring, gear linkages, air box pipework. splitting suspension and Driveshafts out, rear exhaust manifold, disconnect exhaust, remove starter motor ( which you struggle to actually see), mounting subframes etc. Then when you get it all apart and drop the box you have the inverted clutch to contend with which works by pulling the clutch rather than pushing it and your never quite sure you have engaged it right untill the box is all back in and you connect the clutch slave.Many have reassembled the car to find the clutch thrust bearing will not click into place or has jumped out and they cant get it back in again etc and have to retake out the box.
Ours went without major hitch but took two of us ( one experienced mechanic but not done a GTV) two days hard graft. Some bolts you just cant get to on your own. Your need someone above with atorch or to hold the bolt whislt you feed it in etc. It really is not to be underestimated and if you dont have good facilities and tools I would say spend the money and get it done by someone who knows the short cuts.

Its a mong of a job and I for one wont be doing it again and I am sure my friend will turn it away also. Autolusso looks cheap to me for the work involved.
I'd be driving there and having a cheeky few days away from the family next time.

I put in a 2.5V6 single mass flywheel and GTA clutch . Must say its a stunning difference. Only downside is that it can rev down as quick as it revs up so lazy changes can be a little jerky untill you get into it. As the difference say between 3rd and 4th is maybe 4500 to 3000rpm, but when changing gear the engine will quickly drop to tickover and not have the momentum of the duel mass. When your peddling it the difference is obvious straight away and makes it a much better car.

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