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Tips for a DIYer Clutch replacement

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I have a new clutch kit from JAE sitting on the bench and a week off next week... so going to tackle it.

any tips? I searched the forums but didn't find any real detail. LEW has a pictoral - > http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EModifications/clutch.html

and the manual seems a bit sparse.

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Thanx! I used the LEW pics to dig in... the car sits with the old clutch and pressure plate out.

the old clutch is bare ....

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Now I just have to pull the old pilot bearing out and I'll start reassembling....

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Um... your rivets are sticking out! It looks like you'll need a new flywheel too? Are there gouges on the flywheel?

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flywheel is in perfect shape - lucky that is the pressure plate side...

any tips for pulling the pilot bearing?

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since my transmission is still in the car and I only have a 6" wide gap to work through - no room for a slide hammer. I found the tool to use, and luckly Advance Auto has it in the tool loaner program...

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anyone know the torque specs for the pressure plate bolts? my lotus manual does not have a lot on the clutch...

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for the record - 17-19ft-lbs.

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