so just started steam cleaning the tranny gonna get this thing looking brand new!
Re: block: depends what you want to do with it. I have seen people just run a drill with sandpaper on a coathanger up and down in the cylinders to clean them up then replace the rings and run the motor. If you want to do it right you'd replace bearings, bore and hone the cylinders, fit oversize pistons, machine everything, hot tank and pressure test the block. Depends what you want out of it. I wouldn't put too much money into a 1.5
Last edited by chrissev2; 05-24-2012 at 02:02 PM.
okay i know i need to buy a bentley but just real quick this is my thinking of what this stuff is... if someone can just help me learn it would be great so first pic this is the flywheel...
and then the pressure plate?
pic 3 is this the clutch? or im lost now haha
and i removed the little cover thing...
so my question is how can i tell if clutch is bad or not? or should i just go ahead and replace it and what all should i replace just buy a clutch kit and do everything?
hate ecs but just a clutch kit for example... or where is a better place to buy what i need? is this what im kind of looking for to buy?
you have the clutch and the pressure plate mixed up; 2 is clutch, 3 is pressure plate.
a worn clutch will be just that; worn
it will have very little 'meat' left on the contacting surfaces, like a brake pad or shoe. also watch out for any physical damage to it. it will be pretty obvious.
it's best just to replace it while you have it apart, though
the pressure plate's contacting surface should be smooth and without any deep grooves, although a little bit of wear is ok. also, the teeth that come in from the center of the plate should all be straight, and none should stick up or down farther than the others, or be broken
that doesn't include the two 'teeth' that hold the cover plate in place
make sure you clean every piece completely before you put it back together using something like brake cleaner
you don't want any grease in there
okay so i have a question i have the block all torn down pretty much and i just was wondering if it would be okay to spray it down with oven cleaner and then to spray it off with a hose? that much water being sprayed to it wont damage anything right? and then i was going to use the air compressor and just spray out the holes and everything ? what do you guys think should i not do it and live with the tiny bits of grim im having trouble getting off? i just want to make this thing spotless!
and just some pics to show it...
what do you want to cover it in oven cleaner for?
to remove the paint? or to clean it?
i wouldn't use such harsh chemicals to just clean the block, you can do the same thing with a grease eating solvent and a wire brush. plus you can breathe when you apply it. oven cleaner will eat through the main seal and any other plastic/rubber parts
if you want to remove the paint, I would use aircraft stripper. it's a paint stripper that won't hurt the metal (it will still destroy the plastic though). it's toxic, but it work incredibly well and is super fast. just don't get it on your hands
you should be able to pick it up at any good auto parts store
if you do end up using something harsh like that to clean it, I would do a full dismantling of the block so you can make sure no residue is left on any of the interior surfaces. it will not mix well with engine oil
and i guess only think im concerned about is if i spray it with water will the water i know its gonna be shot into some of those holes should i be worried about that if i spray air to dry things out? like i just dont want to damage the block or anything by washing it down with a hose you know what im saying? haha
don't allow water to sit in the cylinders for too long after you've washed the block, the cylinder walls can become oxidized
don't worry about getting water in the water pump hole, hehehe
if you can, find a grease lifting chemical to spray on and soak the block in for a good half an hour at least
something that's made to get grease stains out of concrete
you could get that trans cleaner, too
i soaked my 16v for hours and power washed it off twice to go from this
i shall update with pics on all the cleaned up stuff then
Clutch looks OK, can't see the inner flywheel surface from your pics, pressure plate looks a little worn. When you put that back together you are going to need a torque wrench and some thread locking compound. You can get a clutch kit cheap might as well just replace things so you have a nice fresh clutch when you start driving. Nothing more annoying than a worn out clutch.
okay so i havent gotten my bentley yet so im in the dark here. i got a clutch kit and i got a release bearing in the kit now where is that located at? i also got a clutch push rod seal and a clutch push rod bushing.. where do all of these get put in place?
and some pics:
okay so after just going for it from what i sorta read online i took off this cover thing where the clutch is at all is there where i replace the bearing at? this little thing that i have tilted at the very top it doesnt look at all the same as what i have... also what time is it corona:30 haha