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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 20:58:58 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com>
Subject: Re: 99/c900 Clutch Spacer Tool?


Dave Hinz wrote: > OK, so I'm working on the 99 Turbo, and need to pull the engine. > Stipulate long painful story involving loud noises, conencting rod > bolt, and gush of oil. The clutch spacer tool makes the job > so much easier, but I don't have one. > > eeuroparts.com lists one, but for years 1984- forward. This is a > '78 99 Turbo, which for powerplant purposes is an early c900. > Is there a different clutch spacer tool for them, or will this one > work and the listing just doesn't reflect it, or ??? > > Alternately, is there a method better than the spark plug wire, if > I can't get the right spacer tool? > > Either way, I'll post a link to the ongoing saga of the 99 Turbo > re-animation project, as soon as said page exists. 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) is smooth, and those where it is notched. Springs with notched circumference can only accommodate a much smaller spacer than those with smooth. 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. The spacer is quite thick, as such I don't believe it could fit into the notched spring. Which type of spring is it? -- Grunff

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