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PostSubject: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySun Mar 04, 2007 8:32 pm

Thanks to Dirty Dave's invaluable help. Hugo now has his new clutch fitted.

In a very dark garage (it was raining outside) by the light of a 99p torch, we managed to get the engine out. It took about an hour (but that did include a couple of tea breaks with chocolate biscuits).

We then discovered for some reason Hugo has an early clutch fitted. We scratched our heads for a while, then thought sod it and fitted the newer style one on, that I had got. We then realised 'damn!' it also had early style thrust bearing, the new one I had just wasn't gonna fit, so Dave went and stole one of off Sid's bug 'Emo' (well I did give him it for nowt in the first place).

That done we were about to re-fit the engine when I noticed the arm on the gearbox that connects to the clutch cable was barely on the spindle. We tapped it on with a hammer and realised the circlip was missing. So Dave decided Sid wasnt gonna miss his Embarassed so we borrowed his (I am sure I will pick him up a replacement at some point).

After another brew, we fitted the engine back in ... no real problems. We reconnected everything, Hugo fired straight up. I pressed the clutch pedal down (which seemed incredibly light) and nothing happened, couldn't select any gear. Dave said 'Don't Panic Dude It Probably Just Needs Adjusting'. He dived under the car, adjusted it up and I was back in business.

We got cleaned up and took Hugo for a test-drive. We blasted up and down the dual-carriage way at 80mph until I was sure everything was hot. All seemed well and we started heading home. I let Dave have a drive of Hugo and the gears were starting to get tuff to select, by the time we got home it was almost impossible to change gear.

Noooooooo!!!! all this work and I still have the same problem, Looks like it must be my gearbox Crying or Very sad

I am now in the market for a nice recon 1500 box. If any of you nice peeps out there know where I can get a good one at a reasonable price let me know.

Has this wasted day put me off Beetles confused

















Nah, they F@#KIN rule, we had an ace laugh Twisted Evil


Thanks for all your help Dave you're a Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySun Mar 04, 2007 9:24 pm

do you know what code the gearbox should have on it?....I have two spare gearboxes that you can have for nowt .I think harvey posted all the gearbox codes on here somewhere ,maybe we can make a match.....will have a look at the code numbers tomorrow in the daylight if I have time Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySun Mar 04, 2007 9:31 pm

No worries dude!
After a few hours in that dark garage it was nice to get Hugo out and on the road! Very Happy
It did suprise me just how fast Hugo is! A real joy to drive too! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySun Mar 04, 2007 10:10 pm

Thats was tough luck lifo, I will have a spare gearbox shortly when I get the GT box, I don't know what I have fitted until I get it out but I will let you know. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyMon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 am

Bummer all that work for nowt i'll have a 1300 box spare in a week or so if you can't find anything.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyMon Mar 05, 2007 10:57 pm

have you replaced the box oil recently Jase?

Cheap fix first, drain it & refill with new oil+molyslip gear treatment....total cost of about £15...might work...might not? Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) Hangloos
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyMon Apr 16, 2007 5:40 pm

Impy Mcdub wrote:
have you replaced the box oil recently Jase?

Cheap fix first, drain it & refill with new oil+molyslip gear treatment....total cost of about £15...might work...might not? Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) Hangloos

Took your advice Mr Impy, changing the oil is a cheaper 1st option.

So on Saturday just gone, I got Hugo up on axle stands and changed the gearbox oil, squirted a tube of Molyslip in for good measure. To be honest it doesnt sound any quieter but I wont know if its made any difference to the problem till I take it for a long run.

But maybe it'll see me through the summer sunny with out having to swap out the gearbox pale
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyMon Apr 16, 2007 8:53 pm

Did the old oil smell of kebab farts???

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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyFri Apr 20, 2007 9:23 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
Did the old oil smell of kebab farts???

theres a statement you dont see in the Haynes manual!! affraid

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySat Jul 14, 2007 8:53 pm

update Cool

Decided it was about time I put the correct early style clutch back in, as driving Hugo around with a late clutch on an early box was an accident waiting to happen.

So seeing as the sun was shining I set to it, got him up on the ramps, disconnected all the electricals, fuel line, throttle cable removed the air filter, tinware and top pulley, undid the 4 17mm engine bolts slid my trolley jack under ready to catch the engine and then realised it wasnt big enough to reach. So quick call to Dirty Dave saw him come to the rescue with his trolley jack. I made some coffee and he decided to stay and help (thanks bud) we quickly pulled the motor out and when we looked at the thrust bearing, thought hey where are the clips, oh there they are snapped lying at the bottom, the only thing holding the bearing in place was pressure and a bit of luck.

Anyway after finding the all the broken pieces of the clips we set about fitting the early clutch. Put it all back together, started first time, engaged gear first time, F#@K YEAH!

Quick test drive around town was in order, it was ace, happy days Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptySat Jul 14, 2007 9:00 pm

well done chaps........and well done MR Dirty Dave.... afro
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave)   Hugo's Clutch (Thanks Dave) EmptyFri Nov 30, 2007 11:29 pm

You still alive bud, long time no see? Smile
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