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#1 jcallicott

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

The clutch on my Mini slips awfully, and as suspected the primary gear oil seal has gone. All was going well with fitting a new part however I didn't' realise the bolts on my flywheel puller were not in as far as I thought they were and while tightening up the central bolt managed to pull out one of the three bolts stripping the thread at the same time.

 

Is it possible to remove the flywheel without a puller? was trying to leave the engine in the car.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:05 PM

Fit a helicoil and try again.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:10 PM


Going to be difficult
You can remove the starter and using a suitable item ( wood block or similar metal bar ) tap from the back rotating the flywheel it may come off this way
But depends on how tight the flywheel is on the crank , I’ve had success with this method in the past but as I’m sure your aware it’s a bit tight for space when your wielding the hammer

If you do opt for this method disconnect the battery

Good luck

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:28 PM

Never seen those before – thanks

Would a Helicoil work if the bolts thread is still in the flywheel?



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:29 PM

Thanks Mark,

The flywheel rocks, but the clutch cover is on solid.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

 

Thanks Mark,

The flywheel rocks, but the clutch cover is on solid.

 

When you say the flywheel rocks do you mean its loose on the crankshaft? If so, did you make sure the crank was rotated to make sure the C clip was horizontal?



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

I tried removing the bolts on the clutch cover to see what that dose.

The Flywheel rocks but the clutch cover is solid. I had her at TDC when I started tightening the puller.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

I tried removing the bolts on the clutch cover to see what that dose.
The Flywheel rocks but the clutch cover is solid. I had her at TDC when I started tightening the puller.

so it may have dropped the C washer.

But pictures are needed as to where you actually are.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:51 PM

Thanks :)

 

I will take some tomorrow.



#10 GraemeC

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:53 PM

Never seen those before – thanks
Would a Helicoil work if the bolts thread is still in the flywheel?


Have you stripped the thread in the flywheel or off the bolt?
If the latter then pick the threads out, maybe run a tap through the thread and get some new (better) bolts for the puller




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