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Clutching for Tuesdays payday

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

I would like to thank Brad @ Titanium Automotive & Marine for the opportunity of passing down some work to me as well as being able to use their brand new facilities. A thorough clutch replacement job consists of removing the gearbox/transaxle, replacing the clutch pressure plate and friction plate. Removing the flywheel for resurfacing. Assessing the area for oil leaks and rectifying(engine rear main seal and gearbox front seal). The clutch release operating lever needs to be assessed for bending/cracking and the release bearing should be replaced as preventative maintenance. The pilot or spigot bearing in the rear of the engine needs to be assessed for damage or seizure and replaced if necessary. Once the flywheels surface is corrected assembly can begin by following the manufacturers specification for tightening the flywheel bolts and installing the clutch friction plate precisely in the centerline of the engines rear spigot bush/bearing while the pressure plate is being tightened evenly around its bolt circle. This ensures that the gearbox can be installed with minimum effort. All this can easily take a skilled mechanic anywhere from 2 hours to 8 hours depending on the make and model of the vehicle. This vehicle was a 2001 Honda Torneo and the customer was charged 6 hours labour.

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