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post #166 of 177 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 07:58 PM
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Get thread! Something worth mentioning: That heat shield is made of ASBESTOS. Be careful.
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Clutch Fork

I may have missed it but I haven't been able to find much about the clutch fork. I am not able to take a picture at the moment but mine seems a bit worn. I am having a real hard time finding a replacement clutch fork. Any suggestions?
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I didnt notice any unusual wear on mine, I think as long as your throw-out bearing is replaced( since it takes the abuse) you should be fine. Is it bent, or worn through? I recommend posting a couple of pictures, so that we can take a look.

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Update

Thanks for the quick reply. I was out of town but now that I have returned I am adding a couple pictures of my clutch fork and throw-out bearing. I decided since I was replacing the throw-out bearing and I couldn't find where to buy one that it would be okay to not replace the fork. It did look a little better after cleaning it up. There weren't any cracks and it wasn't bent. Name:  20130511_122813.jpg
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Make sure to remove the fork and inspect the ball mount under it ! These can wear or bend.
If OK, lube the ball and re-install the fork.

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I’m in the process of replacing clutch and am about ready to disconnect transmission from engine. This thread pointed out top bolts to be removed here:



When I looked for said bolts on my 89 S3, I found this:

https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...hzYydLZPtPdrPk

It appears I do not have two top trans mounting bolts. I’m now full of questions:

Are they supposed to be there (89 S3 Graduate)?

Could that have caused damage?
If so, what?
What spec are the replacements, if needed?

Thanks in advance,
M5

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post #173 of 177 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 03:36 PM
The link didn't work for me but I think I understand the question. There are (6) fasteners holding the bell housing to the block. On either side there are (2) studs at the sides and (1) thru bolt at the top. The ones at the top are often left out because they are hard to get to and somewhat redundant. I personally prefer to keep them but then 99% of the time I pull the motor and trans out as a unit. If they are missing I would not panic...

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Thanks so much for alleviating fears. Do you happen to know what type of bolts they are? Are they the same type of bolts as the 4 studs?

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The link didn't work for me but I think I understand the question. There are (6) fasteners holding the bell housing to the block. On either side there are (2) studs at the sides and (1) thru bolt at the top. The ones at the top are often left out because they are hard to get to and somewhat redundant. I personally prefer to keep them but then 99% of the time I pull the motor and trans out as a unit. If they are missing I would not panic...
Like many of us I am a "mechanic" in very loose terms. That said, I have tried the engine/transmission unit removal and install a few times and has not been very smooth. The end result was somewhat acceptable, but very tight fitting,scraping paint, etc. Recently I removed the engine only for repairs and this was also seemed really tight?
I would prefer the eng/trans method, what can you recommend?
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Depends on what you want to do really. All this work is fiddly so be prepared for it. Not like a 67 impala with a 283 for sure! There’s always tight fits/wiggle-jiggle etc. I’m going to swap motor in my 74 GTV and will pull the motor and leave the trans in I think. Tried last time to put a trans back in spider with engine in place and finally after several hours pulled the motor, mated em together in 5 minutes. And installed in another hour.

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My gearbox failed about 4 weeks after I bought my first Alfa, my 79 Spider in 1999. I had never worked on an Alfa before and I was able to swap out the gearbox with the car on jack stands and only a small trolley jack for support. I got the old one out on my own and the PO (not a mechanic) helped me install the replacement. It took us a few hours on a Saturday morning. If you are not ancient and you have reasonable strength then doing it lying on your back is easier than doing it with a lift.

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