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Nice write up/pics. Thank you. I'll be doing the clutch some day.

Link to Uberthread?
 

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I hope you will be done before Friday... -poke-

Looking good, I'll need a clutch soon anyway! :D
 

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great write-up!
i hope i don't have to need it but if i do, it'll help a lot.
thanks, sam
 

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I hope you will be done before Friday... -poke-

Looking good, I'll need a clutch soon anyway! :D

yeah, just waiting on those toyota parts.. :wave:


all that is left is removing the mounts and pulling the gearbox out.. but for this one, I'll need to do it at my place..
 

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whew... geez, removing that sucker was difficult.. folks remember to remove the 3 mounts (LHD, front , rear) COMPLETELY.. Should of gone much more smoothly if I had removed the LHD mount completely..

Some pictures..

Secure engine to a Hoist with balance bar..

I used the OE lift locations on the cylinder head (one on the left side of the exhaust, other one is next to the VVTI)

2 bolts found at Home depot.
M10 x40MM
M10 x30MM
Use washers around chain

Ohh, and grab a friend, neighbor, family member when pulling out the gearbox..
 

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Remove the coolant expansion bottle off to the side and remove the bracket to acess the LHD mount.. Remove it completely..


 

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Recap on bell housing bolts and their location..

Upper two bolts..17MM I believe
One bolt missing from a dealer install.. :(
 

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two lower bolts, face RHD side


two starter bolts lower one faces the RHD the other faces LHD..
 

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Recap on bell housing bolts and their location..

Upper two bolts..17MM I believe
One bolt missing from a dealer install.. :(
Yes, they are 17mm. heads. Thanks for the photos and descriptions! Bummer about the missing one, as bolts with that thread seem very hard to find. I just mounted my spare engine on my engine stand and needed longer bolts for those holes. They are some kind of strange very fine thread metric bolt that my local hardware store doesn't carry. The metric coarse thread bolts they had in the correct size were way too coarse and their fine thread bolts were still too coarse.......ended up mounting up the engine with the through holes in the block flange. :shrug:
 

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Yes, they are 17mm. heads. Thanks for the photos and descriptions! Bummer about the missing one, as bolts with that thread seem very hard to find. I just mounted my spare engine on my engine stand and needed longer bolts for those holes. They are some kind of strange very fine thread metric bolt that my local hardware store doesn't carry. The metric coarse thread bolts they had in the correct size were way too coarse and their fine thread bolts were still too coarse.......ended up mounting up the engine with the through holes in the block flange. :shrug:
m12x1.25
 
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