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I was just tightening the bolts which keep the clutch cover on the flywheel, haynes manual gives 14 lbs or 1.9 kg/m which seems so little to me, I,ve tightened them all to 20 lbs as this is the lowest my torque wrench goes, can I do something wrong with this ?

I've just learned this great trick to remove the pilot bearing, but may be you guys know this already, I was quite enthusiast over it. It made my day. You stuff the hole full of this kneadable childrens clay like thing, we call it plasticine and then you put an old shaft or a bolt through the hole and you drive more and more of this plasticine in there, it pops out like a dream. at least I was happy with this

Thanks for helping me out on the torque thing,


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the factory manual says:

"Tighten the bolts uniformally, a little at a time
Tightening torque: 1.5-2.2 kg-m (11 - 15 ft-lb)"

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If your Torque Wrench is on...
20 ft lbs is PROBABLY not too much...
It is however 1/3rd too much and Could be on old bolts.

What could happen?
A bolt or two stretches and brakes.
This makes your new clutch kinda useless.

I'd follow the manual and use thread lock.

Now, the pilot method you used is pretty cool.
Grease in the hole and driving force is a very old mechanics trick.
But, will not work on pilot bearings as it just blows the seal an makes a mess. Works great on bushings.

The method you used for the bearing is a good tech tip.

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