Anybody know how to with draw the output shaft from the F20 gearbox. I assume with the gearbox on the deck, you can take off the thrust bearing sleeve and withdraw the output shaft from the bell housing?
Also, is there anyway of telling the difference between the later pot type clutch and the flat clutch just by looking at them or something, since my mate as a pressure plate and Friction plate, off a 20XE, but he's not sure if it's the pot type or flat type. I need the pot type one.
you wanna take the input shaft completely out of the gearbox, or just retract it ?
re: the clutches. pretty sure the friction/drive plates are the same dimensions, but the 20LET cover is much thinner if you look at its profile. this is because it sits an inch proud compared to the XE flat flywheel.
What it is, is that, my clutch is constantly engaged, pedal has no effect. All the cable, fork thrust bearing is fine. Thrust bearing is pushing the pressure plate correctly, but clutch will not disengage. Also there's no wierd noises and everythings spinning correctly when viewed, when engine is running. You can drive the car if you start it in gear and match RPM to gear change.
I've been told that it's either a pressure plate spring broken, or the fricton plate is stuck to the output shaft. Being the pot type clutch as you know, you can't yet see what's wrong with it, until you get the gearbox split from the engine. Hence that's why I was trying to find out how you get the output shaft completely out just incase the friction plate has gobbed the splines, (I always think the worst), since I have a broken F20 with a good output shaft. Hopefully it will just be a pressure plate problem.
I now have a pressure/friction plate off my mate. However he's not sure if their for the pot type. The part numbers are 90540730 and 90540759.
Cheers mate, Could'nt exactly read the number on the pressure plate, I think the 9 on the end could have been a 0 or 8, hence 9054075x. But the pressure plate, came off the same engine as the friction plate, so I presume they are both of the pot variety.
I'll be changing the menace tomorrow, five hours of pure pain, on the drive in the ****ty cold weather.
> Also, is there anyway of telling the difference between the later pot type clutch and the flat clutch
up to 1993, c20xe was fitted with flat-type flywheel.
199 > they were fitted with pot-type flywheel.
Both can fit inside a f20, so you can't tell by what gearbox has been fitted.
Easy way to tell, remove access panel under the F20, if you see the flywheel which is about 1" or thicker, its the pot-type. Flat-type is a LOT thinner.
All sorted, clutch in and working well. No gearbox leaks or water leaks. Also changed the front discs and pads, both front CV joints, the alternator warning bulb in the dash and the reattached the heater control cable.
PS: I'll post some pics of my damaged clutch and cracked front discs soon.