MikeT wrote:Slowly getting there What appeared to be an obstacle (triple-square nut) was easily defeated by a 10mm ring spanner
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citrojim wrote:The knocking will be a drop link Mike..
Clutch Judder is often nothing more than worn nylon bushes on the clutch release shaft. The top one can be replaced in-situ but to do the bottom one the 'box has to come off.
MikeT wrote:Not releasing the cambelt tensioner meant I wasted time struggling to get the engine mount bracket off and even though the adjuster nut was loose, the tension was loading the bracket, causing difficulty all round. I also needed to remove the cam pulley to access all the fasteners. To hold the cam, I removed the cover to hold the cam with a spanner while I undid the pulley bolt but the cam wasn't at the right point and wouldn't rotate more than 10-20 degrees (I didn't want to force it!) but that small resistance was enough to free the bolt! Seemed very loose IMO.
Once I released the tensioner itself, the plunger fired leaving the bracket more free but still trapped by the close proximity of the wing. A lift of the sump moved the engine back enough to lift out the bracket leaving the way clear to do what I've set out to do.
Examination shows the cambelt, tensioner and water pump to be in very good condition like new.