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Ok so it is always helpful to read ALL of the manual before hand!!

A good friend of mine has a terminal noise coming from his V8, so we have pulled the motor to break it down to have a look.

All goes well and the engine and g-box is sittng one the floor a quick read of the manual and it says undo the bolts and seperate the G-box from the engine.....

So all bolts are undone and the g-box comes off about 2 inches the stops...

Turns out after reading more of the manual that the release fork need to be removed (before seperating the G-box) its now stuck, now we can't align the box to get it back on enough to provide the necessary slack in the fork to remove it.

Has anyone made this fundimental mistake and how do we correct it.

BTW its a 96MY if this makes a difference.

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Turns out after reading more of the manual that the release fork need to be removed (before seperating the G-box) its now stuck, now we can't align the box to get it back on enough to provide the necessary slack in the fork to remove it.

I cant believe that you cant get the shaft back in without enough jiggling, as the clutch plates should not have been released and should still be in the same place as before. I assume you tried 2 people, one shoving the box, the other wiggling up and down the backend of the box?

Failing that, when I removed my box the first time it was jammed in good and proper on the damaged clutch spline. I actually managed to dissaemble the clutch assembly with the box in situ by using an Allen key through the window where the slave cylinder/fork pokes through and turning the engine over a bolt at a time using a gurt big socket and arm on the crank shaft bolt. Though I'd only do this as a very last resort :(

Hey, can anyone smell fuel?????

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We tried for two hours to align the gbox, but i think where there was quite a bit of force applied to the bell housing before we realised the problem the front plate mat have slipped.

Thanks for the input with the alen bolts i think that is going to be the answer.

I'll post to let you know the out come

Cheers

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using a gurt big socket and arm on the crank shaft bolt.

'Gurt ' big socket ???

Do you come from the isle Of wight by any chance ?

Mike :)

PS Its the only place i have ever head that expression ( use it myself, picked it up at Newport in the sixties ) !

"Neglect not thy opportunities"

Martock ,Somerset. 1661

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