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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:04:22 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 99/c900 Clutch Spacer Tool?

Dave Hinz wrote: > Casing? Do you mean behind the throw-out bearing, or somewhere else? > I have the part on order already, it's only 20 bucks... Picture the throwout bearing touching the spring fingers. Follow one of the fingers outwards, towards the circumference of the flywheel. At some point, the spring finger will be resting on the thing I'm referring to as the casing. It's all one piece, part of the spring assembly, but it's that bit of it that I'm talking about. The hole, diameter 4-5". > 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". Sounds like it. > I know the clutch was redone in the 1980s, because I redid > it. Right. AFAIK the two types of springs are interchangeable. > How did the pipe work for you? Pretty good. It hols in there nicely. Precut the pipe, and bend it to approximately the right shape. > If I have a small gap and the tool is > for large, do you have suggestions of what to use? Yes, some thick wire with an outside diameter of 3-4mm works well. We use it for domestic wiring in the UK. You must have something similar. > I'll check as soon as I understand where I'd see notches? Ok, back to my description. Where the spring fingers rest on the edge of that 4-5" hole in the middle of the spring, some wprings instead of having a smooth hole, have little teeth sticking out of the hole circumference. Does that make any sense? > Thanks a bunch, Anytime. -- Grunff

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