Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

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Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 17 Feb 2020, 18:45

Putting in a new clutch and thought I'd change the Crankshaft Oil Seal while I'm here.

Struggling to remove the Pressure plate (i think that's what it's called?).
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Looked through the Wiki and managed to remove all the bolts and gasket. This Pressure plate thing will not budge? Even with a crow bar! Have i missed some bolts? Or is it just very rusty and seized?

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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby kevtherev » 17 Feb 2020, 20:24

Ain't never seen a clutch like that before!
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby Timburrows » 17 Feb 2020, 21:16

That looks like a golf mk1/2/3 set up,flywheel bolts to pressure plate which bolts to the crank,no more bolts tight fit,prybars both sides,even pull,should come off.
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 17 Feb 2020, 21:19

Cheers Tim, engine is from a Mk3 Golf. As long as I'm not going to break anything, i'll continue using the crow bar tomorrow! Really is a tight fit!
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby colinthefox » 17 Feb 2020, 22:09

You're going to need a spigot bearing when you put it back. And probably a new input shaft oil seal for the gearbox.

Or have I totally misunderstood the photos?
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 17 Feb 2020, 22:43

Got both those bits and more Colin :ok

Just couldn't get this pressure plate off today?? Will try and pry it off for breakfast!
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 18 Feb 2020, 18:54

It came off :D

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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby Titus A Duxass » 19 Feb 2020, 07:26

I had that set up on an ADY engine out of a Sharan, it was a right a*** to get off.
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby silverbullet » 21 Feb 2020, 13:00

I was about to say, that's the 'arris about face clutch/flywheel.

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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby silverbullet » 22 Feb 2020, 08:51

PS you cant use this type of clutch/flywheel in our vans, in the Golf 02K type transmission the clutch is released by a pushrod that passes down the middle of the gearbox output shaft.
You have to use the full JX set of parts.

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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 22 Feb 2020, 18:31

Titus A Duxass wrote:I had that set up on an ADY engine out of a Sharan, it was a right a*** to get off.


Right! I let mine soak over night with some lubricant and it came off in less than a minute! A crow bar is essential at times!

Managed to replace the main seal today too. I used the old pressure plate to line up and seat and fit the new seal :ok
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby The Hairy Camper » 22 Feb 2020, 18:44

silverbullet wrote:PS you cant use this type of clutch/flywheel in our vans, in the Golf 02K type transmission the clutch is released by a pushrod that passes down the middle of the gearbox output shaft.
You have to use the full JX set of parts.


JX or CS parts I hope? I fit the new main seal today. Looks like I just attach CS flywheel (with new bolts!) and new T3 pressure plate and clutch.

Then to install the new spigot bearing and gearbox :D
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Re: Removing Clutch Pressure Plate

Postby mrhutch » 22 Feb 2020, 20:33

yep thats correct..

I didn't realise from your post that you are doing an engine swap?
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