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Re: Coupe Clutch

In a message dated 96-05-28 12:06:06 EDT, PAUL SOUZA  writes:

>  1.  The Bentley shows to support the motor up front with a brace, 
>              not a problem, but I'm curious as to why.  The MM's can't do
>              this alone? 

I always thought it was also to assist in angling the motor for trans R&R. As
well as to remove stress from the MM.

>          2.  It also states that I have to remove the downpipe from the 
>              exhaust, and the air cleaner.  I can sorta understand the 
>              downpipe, for clearence reasons, but why the air cleaner?

Perhaps for accessability to the trans mount/bracketry on that side, or heat
shield bolts on that axle?
>          3.  Anything else I should do "while I'm in there"?

A rear main seal deserves a quick look and perhaps replacement if the mood
hits. Would be a shame to have to go back in for a seal, and replace the disc
also. *sigh*
>          4.  What precautions, besides the obvious, should I take?

Sounds like you're well prepared for the task! The clutch alignment tool is
handy to have, but not strictly necessary if you don't mind a bit of
trial+error. This might be considered a good chance to reboot your axles!

Hope this helps!
-Chris Semple
Concord, NH
     '87 4000csq
          '84 4000sq
               '83 TQC