A few nasty jobs on the mini...
Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:15 PM
Welding a sill + bottom part of front inner arch (where it meets the sill basically!) I'll ask my mechanic to weld this. He's really good with a MIG welder but doesn't do bodywork (more welding tubes together, brackets etc. but some piping is quite thin metal..). So is it really hard to weld the sills and a patch (I assume a patch needs to be welded into the inner arch) with a MIG welder? I'd take it to a bodywork specialist but they're all monkeys around here and would also charge a lot, and probably mess everything up. My mechanic will do this for free probably.. so rather tempted!
Finally is it hard to change from Verto to PreVerto clutch on a metro engine? (not in situ of course)
Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:13 AM
Changing clutch setup is easy on any pre injected car. Old flywheel off (fully built). New flywheel on (again fully buit and with the correct bolts and locktabs and stuff). Strip down the wok and change over the release pluger, arm and bearing assembly, fit the new slave and hose to your original master and hydraulic line. Job done.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:53 AM
Also make sure your flywheel has the right ring on it for the starter...
Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:25 PM
Posted 20 January 2005 - 06:12 PM
Oh yes, and you need to release the steering arm balljoints first.
Bear in mind that if you leave a car without a rack there's nothing controlling the front wheels, so they could end up pointing anywhere.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 01:01 PM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 02:18 PM
Ah sorry edited didn't look at who posted the above comment ( doh ! )
Other than the usual spanner sockets etc.. you will need..
1 1/2" socket ( pre verto ) or 30mm socket ( Verto ) for the Flywheel bolt.
Big torque wrench
long breaker bar is also useful
Remove everthing on the left had side which is likely to get in the way, brake servo's, air intakes etc etc...
Place trolley jack under engine and jack up so it is just taking the weight.
Remove two securing bolts for engine mount from under wing.
Remove all bolts securing bell housing, some are fiddly, and may require the engine to be jacked up slightly to allow access, and remove, if verto, remove slave clutch cylinder and bracket first..
Remove starter motor
You now have access to the flywheel bolt.
Undo using appropriate socket, and breaker bar ( you will have to lock the flywheel using either a special tool or a big flat screwdriver through the starter motor hole. )
line the slot in the crank/flywheel so it is horizontal and lock flywheel in position as before.
Attach flywheel puller, and remove flywheel ( breaker bar useful again)
Edited by GuessWorks, 27 January 2005 - 02:35 PM.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:59 PM
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