I'm no mechanic by any stretch of even my own imagination, but I changed my
TR6's thrust washers (as a preventative move) with no problems. The only
"special" tool needed is a torque wrench. Several sources of info are
available that walk the non-mechanic through the steps - let me know if you
decide to go ahead & I'll dig them out. BTW, the job is done with the
engine in the car - just by dropping the oil pan.
I also took advantage and replaced the oil pump and the main and crank
bearings at the same time. 90 PSI was a lovely sight after the first
Rod. '70 TR6 CC55899L
At 10:07 07/08/97 -0400, Carol Zingone wrote:
>I took Sybill to the mechanic's last nite for a professional diagnosis
>on the noise I've been hearing on shifting into gear, and after the
>appropriate time of 3 beers (each), she *finally* started making the
>noise for him. Atta girl !
>We had (mechanic, list, me) thought clutch slave and M/C. At first last
>night, he thought those little clevis pins, so, therefore, clutch
>adjustment (a happy answer to me!).
>However, when she finally performed as the bitch she can be (and he
>thought she just liked him !), he has come to the unhappy conclusion
>that new thrust washers are in my very near future. Now, having a
>*starter garage*, and no engine hoist, there is virtually no way I can
>do this myself, is there ?
>Also, he quoted me $600 for the job. Sound reasonable ? He says it
>takes about 2 hours to pull the engine. I think he'd be willing to let
>me *assist* (ie do all the prep work and all the finish work), and cut
>some slack on the final bill...so, now I'm considering taking a 1/2 day
>to be a junior grease monkey.
>I'm grateful to the collective wisdom on the list, and to have a
>mechanic that will work for beer (at least he did for a few hours last
>night...the thrust washers aren't a beer job. I asked already !).
>Input, advice and donations are welcome ;-)
>74 TR6 -- Sybill