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Tourerfogey wrote:What's the problem? The weight of the thing or just getting it engaged?
Tourerfogey wrote:Sometimes you have to be quite 'brutal' with these things - best to walk away and sart afresh later. Presumable you are sure that the clutch plate is correctly centralised? (I refuse to use a 'Z' in 'centralised' - far too American . . .)
Martin wrote:Look I don't know if this helps but I have found if you smear the shaft with yogurt it has no effect whatsoever but it gives you a good reason to raid the fridge for that bottle of medication that is predominantly made from apples, apply large quantities to the throat and RELAX..........Mmmmmmmmmmmmm that's better
Duncan wrote:It is a tricky thing to do.
Clutch centralisation is a must. There's very little room for error or the spigot won't go in the pilot bush in the end of the crank. How far from being properly in is it?
Even when aligned, a good wiggle is needed to get it to go in. Remember the splines on the input shaft may need to rotate a bit to go into the clutch plate.
Don't know if you have any access to a hoist but it's much easier supporting from the top, using the little lifting loop, and it sits nicely because it's positioned right for the centre of gravity.