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V6 Flywheel Setup Query
Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:53 AM
Basically the engine isn't turning over.. the starter is firing but it's like engine is seized. (Which damn hope it's not!)
The engine I fitted was from an auto but obviously I fitted a normal v6 manual flywheel.
I didn't fitt any spacers behind flywheel as wasn't sure if needed them and am now suspecting it's bolted up tight to the engine
Could someone with service box please get me a picture of the v6 manual flywheel setup please or tell me from their own knowledge if and what spacers I might need between flywheel and engine.
Don't want take box off again if not needed as all running gear bolted on and tightened up now
Thanks in advance
Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:47 PM
no spacers between the crank and flywheel, only under the bolt heads.
pull the plugs out and see how easy it turns over with a spanner on the crank pulley.
Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:14 PM
Iam sure when we put Flywheel on we had wedge it so could tighten the bolts so it must of been turning to start with.
There's only one other thing I can think of and that's a bolt or something has fallen in the box and is jammed in-between flywheel and box maybe?
Really am stuck on this one. I never thought to turn engine over while out so can't say 100% it's not seized but was sold it as a known good engine apparently. And as said the flywheel had be wedged to tighten bolts so must of been turning.. ... Any ideas guys?!
Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:23 PM
Did you take the bush out of the crank? Auto's have them manuals do not, Been years since I took a flywheel off so look at service box and see what's listed on there
Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:47 PM
I can't access service box I tried and it said I needed a login and password?? That's why I kindly asked if someone could post some screenshots off there for me so I can see what's supposed be on there
Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:15 PM
If not I'm missing a piece?!?! :S
Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:49 PM
Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:53 PM
If so looks like the bloody box does need come off then
Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:59 PM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:53 AM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:57 AM
yes, also if you missed out number 13 'support washer' on the manual flywheel diagram, the bolts may protrude out the back too far, not certain on this as it has been so long since I put one of these together.
Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:07 AM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:36 AM
Bugger.. guess the box is coming off tonight then bloody typical as I put oil in the box, tightened up driveshaft 11mms, hubnuts and new ball joints .. was all ready to fire up
Cheers guys I'll report back what I find tonight
Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:40 AM
thats a bummer, did you get as far as clipping the release bearing into the pressure plate too?
Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:47 AM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:58 AM
oh, its a pull clutch but comes as 3 piece and you clip the release bearing into the pressure plate, its a one shot deal.
Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:13 PM
Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:39 AM
When you take the box off you will have to either buy a new release bearing or it is sometimes possible to split the release bearing by removing the split ring/circlip thingy. Very fiddly job though.
As a side note, there is a username and password for servicebox in my signature just at the bottom of my post \/
Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:46 AM
No wonder I always struggle!!
Got the box off in no time last night then spent a few hrs trying get it back on and it still isn't!! Hopefully will get it on tonight and see if it still turns over, as soon as box was off the engine turned over easily. There was NO bush in the end of crank it was all identical to my manual engines crank. I'll report back once Iam sure I've solved the issue...
P.s thanks for the login details Goliath I hadn't seen that sign before as was using the mobile version of site on my phone and doesn't shows sigs!