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Re: ur-q clutch
I hope you'll still be loving your car after you've completed the
clutch replacement. I think clutch replacement is one of the longest
hourly labour charges for any ur-q shop work...
My advice would be to give yourself two days (long days) and follow
the Bentley. You will need an engine hoist (cherry picker) to support
the engine and tranny after you drop the subframe. DO NOT try and
separate the engine from the tranny in situ, because it doesn't matter
how many parts you remove there is NO way to separate the engine from
the tranny in the engine bay. I spent many hours trying to prove Mr
Bentley wrong on this one and have the emmotional scars to prove it!
All the best, and if you get a chance post a report on the process to
If you have specific questions please feel free to email me I have all
the diassembled parts in my garage at the moment. I'd also look at the
following when you're in there:-
Replace Clutch slave cylinder
Check Exhaust Manifold studs (time to fix that ticking sound you
always wanted to)
Check Engine and tranny mounts (good time to do the turbo side mounts
if they've not been done recently)
Replace Heat shields attached to the oil filter mount.
New Air Filter!
New front subframe mounts
.... and remember in the time of your daekest hour, that removing the
engine and tranny makes it really easy to change the oil filters...