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    [General] Recovering from the clutch job fiasco part 1

    https://youtu.be/KK87nAushQw
  2. [General] Update

    Thanks again for all the tech support. Not quite resolved but getting closer.

    https://youtu.be/KK87nAushQw
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    [Engine] Ohh is there any info out there on B280F swap? ...

    Ohh is there any info out there on B280F swap? I'm thinking of a re-power when I do the frame repair job.
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    [Engine] Exhaust Recommends 2021

    If you were going to replace your entire exhaust system from the block to the back, what product would you go with? What material studs would you use? and what anti-seize method would you go with?
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  5. [General] Thanks everyone for talking me through the...

    Thanks everyone for talking me through the problem.

    I've brought in professional help on this one. He is going to finish the job of cleaning out the remaining bolt material with a die grinder,...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Thanks everyone for talking me through the...

    Thanks everyone for talking me through the problem.

    I've brought in professional help on this one. He is going to finish the job of cleaning out the remaining bolt material with a die grinder,...
  7. [General] I had not thought of that. Excellent idea, thank...

    I had not thought of that. Excellent idea, thank you!
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Absolutely

    Absolutely
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Definitely going to try that. It needs a tap...

    Definitely going to try that. It needs a tap anyway so I'll probably do a time-sert, sealer on those threads, and decide to use the correct bolt, or put a stud in that side with sealer.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] wasn't too far, it was angle of attack. I was...

    wasn't too far, it was angle of attack. I was trying to knock down a little more from the top side of the bolt hole and the bit tip was pointed down. Very stupid mistake
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] This was self inflicted. The heater pipe was...

    This was self inflicted.

    The heater pipe was leaking (probably for a very long time), and made it impossible to free up the top passenger side transmission bolt. Decided to drill it, and had it...
  12. [General] Thanks for all the tips. I think I'm going to...

    Thanks for all the tips. I think I'm going to attempt a timesert with red loctite, stud with red loctite, and maybe loosen the engine mounts to tilt the motor as far forward as possible to get the...
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    Annapolis MD here

    Annapolis MD here
  14. [General] Clutch job just turned into a major overhaul

    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc

    I have another block, any suggestions for performance upgrades while building up a new engine?
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    [General] I killed it... https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc

    I killed it...

    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Well... I'm building a new engine now.... ...

    Well... I'm building a new engine now....


    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] thanks for the tip. Once I get this broken bolt...

    thanks for the tip. Once I get this broken bolt out, I should be home free.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] right so if the bearing is not snug in the...

    right so if the bearing is not snug in the housing, should I get an oversize bearing or replace the housing?

    I think this problem has existed the entire 17 years I've owned the car. When I...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] So I got the clutch/pressure plate/fly wheel off...

    So I got the clutch/pressure plate/fly wheel off yesterday and the pilot bearing just came out with a finger pull. That seems wrong. Anyone else have that experience?
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] thanks. I'm going into that case next week so...

    thanks. I'm going into that case next week so I'll report what I find.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] RGR on the kit from Grady. I already have the...

    RGR on the kit from Grady. I already have the new pivot bolt (and new bracket) for the linkage because the old one is seized to the bracket.

    going to get the exhaust off today. and get the...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Hey I read all about your transmission work today...

    Hey I read all about your transmission work today on the forum. Nice work and thanks for all the documentation and pictures.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] I found Roedl's videos today and watched them all...

    I found Roedl's videos today and watched them all twice. That kind of pushed me over the hump to open it up.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Thanks for the info. I'm going to do the roll...

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to do the roll pins so I'll be able to take a look at the input shaft. I have the whole clutch kit with main seal, gasket, TO, and Pilot bearings. Planning to have...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Input Shaft Play Question

    Started as a clutch job + exhaust upgrade "while i'm in there" ...

    I've got the trans on the bench and the input shaft seems to have a TON of play in it.

    video:
    https://youtu.be/jBnWYyEMojk
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