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Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 13:27:33 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 84 900 turbo clutch


darkpoter wrote: > Hey, > I just picked up an 84 900 turbo (253,000km) for $300 Canadian to replace my > dying 87 Volvo 740 turbo (501,693 km's) The car is in rather good condition > for an 84, only work so far was to replace all the coolant hoses, the valve > cover gasket, couple belts (Why would they put them there?) Anyways the > clutch is starting to slip a bit in 5th gear which i'm sure will last me > through the winter. However i would rather be able to go above 3000 rpm on > the highway. How hard is it to do the clutch on this model and year of car? > Anything i should be scared of? As far as i can tell i won't need to drop > the tranny or engine to do it, however i might need to do some complex > acrobatics. It's a piece of cake - one of the easiest cars to do a clutch on. Nothing needs to come out - not the engine/tranny etc. Before you start taking it apart, get someone to push in the clutch pedal and insert a spacer to hold the diaphragm spring compressed. Some cable of the right diameter works well. Do you have a Haynes/Bentley manual for it? -- Grunff

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