Date: 20 Sep 2004 20:15:49 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: 99/c900 Clutch Spacer Tool?

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 20:58:58 +0100, Grunff <> wrote: > Dave Hinz wrote: > >> OK, so I'm working on the 99 Turbo, and need to pull the engine. (snip) >> Is there a different clutch spacer tool for them, or will this one >> work and the listing just doesn't reflect it, or ??? > I have seen two types of diaphragm springs on 99/900 clutches. Those > where the inner circumference (the bit where the fingers touch the > casing) Casing? Do you mean behind the throw-out bearing, or somewhere else? I have the part on order already, it's only 20 bucks... > is smooth, and those where it is notched. Springs with notched > circumference can only accommodate a much smaller spacer than those with > smooth. Looked like a good sized gap in there, with no feet on the pedal at the time, between the fingers and the, housing? of the clutch pressure plate. So if it's a "big" or "little", I'd say this one is "big". I know the clutch was redone in the 1980s, because I redid it. > I've never figured out how anyone could ever get a normal ignition lead > in either gap - they're just far too big. The notched spring you can > just about squeeze a 3mm diameter wire into. The smooth you can get > about 5mm-6mm spacer in, I've used 1/4" copper pipe. How did the pipe work for you? If I have a small gap and the tool is for large, do you have suggestions of what to use? > The spacer is quite thick, as such I don't believe it could fit into the > notched spring. > > Which type of spring is it? I'll check as soon as I understand where I'd see notches? Thanks a bunch, Dave Hinz

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