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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:01 pm 
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hi has anyone made a clutch alignment tool and could give me the sizes
or tell me where i can get one
cheers josh
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:25 pm 
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Ask around the wreckers for a manual input shaft from an old gearbox. Thats what I always used.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:24 am 
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you will be hard up finding an input shaft cause T5's are pretty damn tuff and people dont just pull them to bits without fixing them cause they are worth a bit. You can buy clutch aligning tools from auto shops like auto pro and they come with different sized sleeves so that you can use them on different sized clutches. They only cost around $20 so it would be worth your time starting there before you scour all the wrecking yards looking for a needle in a haystack

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:45 am 
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The best tool I have found, and the cheapest, is your fingers.

When you go to fit your clutch and pressure plates, do the pressure plate bolts up only enough to hold the clutch plate in place, so that it still slides around with a little finger pressure, but stays in the position you have shifted it to.

There are usually three "cutouts/openings" in the pressure plate where you can feel the clutch plate and pressure plate face at the same time.

Shift the clutch plate around untill you get what feels to be the same "mismatch" through the three openings, then tighten the pressure plate bolts.

Everytime I have done it this way the g'box has still fitted up ok.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:49 am 
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TS50EB wrote:
The best tool I have found, and the cheapest, is your fingers.


Not always the most reliable lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:06 am 
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Jaysen wrote:
you will be hard up finding an input shaft cause T5's are pretty damn tuff and people dont just pull them to bits without fixing them cause they are worth a bit. You can buy clutch aligning tools from auto shops like auto pro and they come with different sized sleeves so that you can use them on different sized clutches. They only cost around $20 so it would be worth your time starting there before you scour all the wrecking yards looking for a needle in a haystack


Fair enough, I can't say I ever tried finding one for a T5

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:09 am 
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yep yep, i just do em by hand and eye. once you've lined it up as mentioned above, get your eye level with the centre of the spigot bearing and make sure the plate centre is at the same place as the spigot centre.
it's actually quicker and easier than using the tool.
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:11 am 
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Jaysen wrote:
T5's are pretty damn tuff


oh, and ROFL ROFL ROFL!!!!!!!! since when has a t5 been able to take a hammering without ripping the second gear synchros apart???
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:24 am 
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my thoughts exactly. :roll:

no such thing as a tuff T5
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:57 am 
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the T5 has to be the easiest box to do a clutch in.

Seperate the box and bell housing. Install clutch, roughly align clutch, install bellhoung, hook up clutch cable, with a mate in the car slide box up till the cluctch engages on the spline then press clutch pedal and push home.

Much easier than using a tool. Done hundreds of clucths this way.

 

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