Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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twitch twitch
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I dare say if i was in the area i would be going with the wire brush and hammerite on any bits needing tidying. A tin of black, a tin of silver and a tin of green.

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If your happy with that and there is the time to do it......twitch twitch twitch
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daviemck2006 wrote:I dare say if i was in the area i would be going with the wire brush and hammerite on any bits needing tidying. A tin of black, a tin of silver and a tin of green.
And a tin of tartan of course.
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Can't get a decent brush for tartan paint away south there. That will have to wait until I get it home!
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Davie, forgot to say earlier...

The LHM in your car is really beautifully clean and green. Looks like it's been changed quite recently. Filters in the LHM reservoir are nice and clean too :D

Alasdair, we'll see if we can arrange a good date for you to come and do your OCD bit ;)
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Had another quick look at the driveshafts this evening. Despite lots of Plus Gas still stuck very fast :?

I'm thinking they've been loctited in or something...

Next I'll try a bit of heat from the hot spanner and if that and the hydraulic hub puller doesn't work it'll be a case of removal of the hubs complete with driveshafts...

I note too I'm going to have to move the front ram pipery out of the way too..

Just about to do that and rain stopped play :evil:
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I'd be interested in how you move 'the ram pipery' as my front ram pipe flexis need replacing alongwith the ram and i'm convinced i'll break something along the way ie ram pipery!! Be useful to see what precautions are needed.

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Mike, I shall take special note of that but one of the most important things is getting the pipes to 'lay' correctly on reassembly...

There's a bit on my website about that...

Not much mind and I'll expand on that later with pictures ;)
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Look on the bright side Jim, you can add to your website! Are both driveshafts stuck solid? Would it be that they have been undisturbed for 18 years?
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That's true Davie and in fact there'll be loads for both my website and the forum wiki... I will be able to document a clutch change and it'll be applicable to a 110HDi and a V6 Activa as well as the TCT.

Both shafts are stuck fast which is why I think it's something that's been done. It's a a bit of extra work to extract the hubs with driveshafts attached but as I say, if needs must it can be done...

Just a small problem to be worked around... Makes the job more fun ;) And I don't mean that in inverted commas either...
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I wonder if perhaps it's been run with the hub nuts loose, and the shafts are therefore twisted into the hubs? In which case, they're probably better left undisturbed!!
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Now that's very possible Richard but the hub nuts were healthily tight when I came to undo them with my four foot breaker and I could see no signs of fretting...

I'm certainly not going to try too hard to release them if they really want to stay put but if ever wheel bearings need replacing.....

I may be able to leave the RH driveshaft in place if I'm lucky...
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I suspect that they have been Loctited.
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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xantia_v6 wrote:I suspect that they have been Loctited.
My suspect too Mike.

But why would anyone do that?