REMOVING AND REFITTING THE CLUTCH
‘Crack’ the pair of bolts at the bottom of the flywheel, then turn the engine to get to the next pair. Loosen all the bolts in stages. Be ready to catch the friction disc as you pull off the pressure plate.
BEWARE OF DUST
Clutch dust may contain asbestos. Clean with a workshop-only vacuum cleaner and warm soapy water or brake cleaner. Replace the friction disc if it’s worn. Inspect the pressure plate for wear, too.
The friction disc needs to be perfectly centred before you tighten down the pressure plate. Use a clutch alignment tool, an old gearbox input shaft or sockets and extensions wrapped in tape.