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Old 07-11-10, 16:39
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Default How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

My van clutch is pretty poorly and the cost of a new one fitted is damn expensive so im thinking of tackling the job myself. On a scale of 1-5, 1 being simples and 5 being call the A-team. How hard is it? What if any special tools do i need and where can i get all the torque settings etc i need?

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Old 07-11-10, 18:40
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My van clutch is pretty poorly and the cost of a new one fitted is damn expensive so im thinking of tackling the job myself. On a scale of 1-5, 1 being simples and 5 being call the A-team. How hard is it? What if any special tools do i need and where can i get all the torque settings etc i need?

Thanks, Phil.
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Without the correct tools, to do it in situ approx 7.5 on your scale!

There is a frame that basically holds the engine in the correct position to enable you to remove the gearbox.
To get the engine in the correct position you need to unbolt ALL the engine mounts.
This is a well dodgy thing to do without the frame, as you think you have it all suspended and balanced nicely (with an engine crane etc) Then you unbolt the gearbox which is roughly the same weight as the engine (it feels that way when its making a serious bid for freedom aided by a hefty dose of gravity) and not only are you fighting the gearbox you have an engine that is attempting to do much the same thing with an engine crane attached to it.

Get it done by someone with the right kit. Or drop the engine and gearbox right out of the van and split them on the floor.

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Old 07-11-10, 19:15
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Without the correct tools, to do it in situ approx 7.5 on your scale!

There is a frame that basically holds the engine in the correct position to enable you to remove the gearbox.
To get the engine in the correct position you need to unbolt ALL the engine mounts.
This is a well dodgy thing to do without the frame, as you think you have it all suspended and balanced nicely (with an engine crane etc) Then you unbolt the gearbox which is roughly the same weight as the engine (it feels that way when its making a serious bid for freedom aided by a hefty dose of gravity) and not only are you fighting the gearbox you have an engine that is attempting to do much the same thing with an engine crane attached to it.

Get it done by someone with the right kit. Or drop the engine and gearbox right out of the van and split them on the floor.

Cheers Trev.
Well thats that decision made, thanks for the info Trev.

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Old 07-11-10, 19:37
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Old 07-11-10, 21:12
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Default Re: How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

There are plenty of ways to do this without special tools - don't be put off.

Do a search and you'll soon see the block of wood method, The ratchet strap method, Scissor jack etc.. etc...

I'd say its a 4-5 on your scale - hard but not impossible.
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Old 08-11-10, 09:02
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Default Re: How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

i did mine in a mates fully equiped workshop,up on 2 poster ramp,still took 6 n half hrs,never again!you need some special torx type bits for clutch plates too,air tools a real help as well.

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Old 08-11-10, 12:13
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Default Re: How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

I need to do mine. I got the solid set up already to go in but like most things, just havent got around to it yet.

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Old 26-11-10, 03:54
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JUST HAD A CLUTCH FITTED BY A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.IN HIS DADS FULLY FITTED GARAGE. ON A RAMP.He specialises in vw, merc. bmw. His dad didnt want to do it. he,s the boss. coz he said they are a pain.got it done and its great. but glad i didnt do it myself.200, including a thrust baring.i supplely d clutch.180 for original from gfs. In trafford park manchester.
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Old 27-11-10, 21:33
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Default Re: How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

definately have a go yourself,a lot easier on a two post ramp,you can save yourself loadsa time using air tools...6 hours to do the job... we normally start first thing in the morning and it's all finished bar the paying by lunch time...it like many things in life if youve got the right tools for the job then it's easy definately give it ago mate it simples.....
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Old 02-12-10, 18:11
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Default Re: How hard is it to change 2.5tdi clutch

HI, I am always game for a go so did mine last year with no special tools on the drive with a couple of ramps.

Conclusion - I will definately get some else to do it next time ...

It is quite difficult to do but certainly not impossible, the gearbox is really really heavy I slid it off onto my chest under the van and thankfully I am quite robust as it feels like it is crushing you, weighs a ton.

Dont do it in cold weather it is no fun in the summer ...

cheers

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