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Removing T5 G/B VP - Tips

azkwazere

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I have to replace my Thrust Bearing (Throw-out Bearing) in my V6 VP.

I have a very firm grasp on the process bar one bit... what is the easiest way to drop a T5 box by yourself?

I havn't been under the car again since i played with the fork a little bit, how many bolts are there from GB to Bellhousing 4?

I guess the main question is... whats the easiest way to lift it down?

I am this at manily vn_luke as i know he's done it a few times. Will a system of jacks work or is it easier to just "chest" it out? It weighs about 50-60kg from memory so i figure i could just muscle it down onto my chest and then roll it off... unfortantually, it will just be me doing it.

I would like any tips or tricks you guys have found easy for taking it out..and also, putting it back in!

Also, while its out.. i plan on checking the pressure plate for bent fins however, is there anything else i should be looking for? i don't want to remove the clutch assembly so flywheel scoring is out but anything else would be great.

so:

-> How many bolts + locations around the box (and a head size if anyone knows)
-> Tips on removing
-> Tips on inspection
-> Tips on installation

Thanks,

aZk.
 

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azkwazere

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Thanks mike... missed that in my searches.

Cheers,

azk.
 

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The only difference is yours is a V6, but it's basically the same.
 

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one good mod would be to fit studs (for the bellhousing) if you intend to pull the trans out on a regular basis. that absolutly no good to you however:p
 
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