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Post by steptoe » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:50 am

I have mostly reused my factory orange O ring - more a double O ring in a flat washer sort of seal. Packed with a little extra silicone :). Order one in from dealer, sit down before price given to you. Were about 20 bucks 18 years ago !

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Post by auster » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:09 pm

has anyone seen the utube video of a brumby (brat) clutch replacement ? The owner just separated the gearbox from the engine with the transmission resting on a jack. There seemed to be plenty of room to replace the clutch with the engine, drive shafts etc in place. The gearbox cross member was removed and the tailshaft disconnected.

I was surprised the gearbox would move so far with the driveshafts in place.

And what are the specs for the clutch ?splines? diameter input shaft size?

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Post by David D » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:01 pm

Yeah I think I've seen that clip. Pretty impressive.

Regarding that O-ring, I have been informed by Subaru that the part is no longer available so I'll just have to hope mine's OK.

Still not cleared a space in the calendar for this yet, (maybe it's fear stopping me!) will keep you posted.

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Post by Silverbullet » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:21 pm

I haven't had that O-ring in either of my cars for the last 2 times I've swapped engines, no ill effects so far.

Not sure why it's even in there in the manual.
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Post by FROG » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:45 am

David D wrote:
Regarding that O-ring, I have been informed by Subaru that the part is no longer available so I'll just have to hope mine's OK.



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Post by steptoe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:55 am

Greedy bugger FROG, you gonna hoard them ? Can't say I have seen them on EA82, so specific to manual EA81's ?

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Post by FROG » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:13 am

steptoe wrote:Greedy bugger FROG, you gonna hoard them ? Can't say I have seen them on EA82, so specific to manual EA81's ?
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Post by El_Freddo » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:01 pm

Is this the smaller orange O ring on the back of the crank?

I remember someone telling me not to touch that I ring and leave it as is.

So that's what I did and no leaks ;)

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Post by David D » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:55 pm

Still hoping to do this at some point. Long story short - 'replacement' for the Brumby (bigger family, extra seats etc.) is taking longer to hit the road than I expected.

Anyway, I picked up a flywheel at U-Pull-It which I'm hoping to clean up to swap with mine to save a bit of downtime. Are there any differences in these MY flywheels I should be aware of or should this one be OK? It came from an MY wagon.

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Post by Bantum » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:00 am

I think the flywheels should be the same, its just the clutches that come in different sizes from memory - I'd confirm that with someone who knows more than me though ... :/

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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:15 am

Two different sized clutches means 2 different sized flywheels.

200mm and 225mm from this thread showthread.php?t=19328 and personal experience

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Post by David D » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:31 pm

Thanks for that. I guess I have a 50% chance of this one being right so I may as well get it ready to swap in.

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Post by David D » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:15 pm

What sort of sealant has anyone used on flywheel bolts? I think I've got some of that non-hardening aviation gasket goo from when I did my inlet manifold gaskets. Would this work ok?

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Post by El_Freddo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:13 pm

I don't remember using a sealant on those bolts. But it's also been a while since I've worked in that area on the EA81 ;)

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Post by David D » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Getting closer now, just picked up Silverbullet's crane the other day (thanks again).
Just wondering if anyone has pics of where to attach the crane to the engine. Hopefully will make sense when I go to do it but, just incase, would be nice to know what to look for.

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