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Old 01-12-2018, 12:36 PM
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Im in the process of (very slowly) removing the engine of my 1985 S2. Im following the WSM however the version I have doesnt seem to cover my specific model, instead one section covers a very early manual 16v and another section covers later automatic 32V engine. Does a WSM exist that specifically covers an S/S2 Automatic?
So far Ive been referring to both sections and the 32V specifies undoing the driveshaft clamp pinch bolt (which I have done) as well as undoing the outer flexplate bolts. these seemed to to be seized and I could not remove them with a hand wrench despite soaking them in oil but have refrained from using an impact wrench as I am afraid I might shear the bolts. Are they high tensile? Another alternative I have thought of is instead removing the inner bolts that attach the driveshaft bracket to the flexplate, as they don't look as corroded. Are there any downsides to doing this?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:51 PM
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mark the flexplate to the flywheel before you remove it..
Use an impact gun to get the bolts out from the outer edge of the flex plate.
the bolts have ribbed washers so they will have a higher breakaway force

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:29 PM
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Thanks! flex plate had some deflection and driveshaft moved back 3-4mm when I released the clamp so best check for end play before I go any further!
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WYIT I would look into a super clamp from Constantine at black sea R&D. That will stop your creep providing the thrust bearings are not gone. Fingers crossed.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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Yes thats the plan! Super clamp and Super bearings as the entire car has to come apart anyway. surprised it even started considering it hadnt moved since 2003. No knocking sounds when I ran the engine so slight cause for optimism.
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