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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am changing my clutch on my

I am changing my clutch on my 85' 308 QV and was wondering if there is anything else I should change while I am in there.
I am changing:
Clutch Disc
Pressure Plate
Throw-out Bearing
Pilot Bearing
Resurface Flywheel

Anything else that is done during a clutch service? What about the seals? Any info would be appreciated.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Morning Rich,

I would caref


Morning Rich,

I would carefully inspect the engine rear main seal...and only replace it, if it is leaking. The same applies for the transaxle input seal. The two bell housing o-rings should be replaced, as well as the "special" shaft nut which you'll need to remove anyhow to get the bell housing off.

Also, it would be a good idea to inspect the input shaft for any evidence of gauling, where the shaft fits into the pilot bearing. The surface (snout on the bell housing) where the throwout beating rides should be inspected for excessive wear...and if ok, lightly lubed with moly-based grease before re-assembly.

Overall, a pretty straight forward job...

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Great. Thanks for the tips.

Great. Thanks for the tips. Is there anything special to note about replacing the rear main seal? Does it just slide out? I have a special socket for the clutch change and I bought a input shaft for aligning the clutch without worries plus if I need to swap it out I already have one. I will take some pics too for everyone. Thanks Again.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Well..no, there's nothing

Well..no, there's nothing really special about the actual replacement procedure, as the seal will be in plain view. However, in my opinion, it's just a bit tricky to get the new seal in straight, without damaging it, as it is quite large in diameter. As to pulling the old seal, usually a small-medium sized screwdriver, or a seal removal tool, placed between the lip on the crank and the inner seal lip with do the trick.

Having a spare input shaft does make clutch alignment and installation easier...One trick that I have used many times, to help align the other gears in the transfer housing is to, while pushing the bellhousing back on, to wiggle the RH stub axle while the car is in fifth gear. This will help to align the transaxle output shaft with the female splines within the transfer case.

You're welcome...Glad to help!

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Dave what type of grease do yo

Dave what type of grease do you recommend? I have Mobil 1 syn. grease and lithium grease. Would the Mobil 1 Syn. Grease be acceptable or is there something more preferable. Thanks.
 
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Dave can you tell me what is a

Dave can you tell me what is a good grease to use? I have Mobil 1 syn. grease and some lithium grease. Would the Mobil 1 syn. grease be acceptable to use? Thanks Again.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Rich,
The Mobil 1 grease woul


Rich,
The Mobil 1 grease would be fine,as well as any moly-based grease. Lithium-based grease are usually pretty light duty, and not used in such an application. Less is more in this application, as you don't want excess grease ending up on the clutch components.

Regards,
David
 
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