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Old 07-13-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a clutch alignment tool for a 1.8?

My MSM 1.8 is here and I have bodies to help drop it in the car on Friday. Problem is I wasn't thinking when I pulled off the pressure plate to check on the life of the clutch. Now I can't align it to reassemble and of course no one seems to be able to get me one without buying a clutch.

Are there any kind souls near the St. Catharines area with an alignment tool handy? You'd be my hero.
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A close eye and a 3/8 drive extention works ok. Done that a few times.
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My MSM 1.8 is here and I have bodies to help drop it in the car on Friday. Problem is I wasn't thinking when I pulled off the pressure plate to check on the life of the clutch. Now I can't align it to reassemble and of course no one seems to be able to get me one without buying a clutch.

Are there any kind souls near the St. Catharines area with an alignment tool handy? You'd be my hero.
https://www.amazon.com/ACT-Clutch-Al...alignment+tool. There are others maybe cheaper.
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A close eye and a 3/8 drive extention works ok. Done that a few times.
I had considered it, socket in hand, but then my coworker reminded me of the obvious solution. 3D scan the spline from the clutch at work and draw up the tool at home and 3D print it.

Pulling sketches from the scan and taking measurements now.
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You are way over thinking this. I've used a ratchet like 5 times. Easy.
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