Well you can plan things - but sometimes things don’t go to plan.
Once I got the trans apart - it was apparent the clutch was toast and the fly wheel needed machining, not to mention it was FULL of oil
Not the end of the world, but meant getting the engine back together and in the car was out the window!
Cleaning went well, got stuck into painting the bits and bobs I needed to while waiting on the fly wheel to be machined.
Ah! New clutch, trans fluid, inlet manifold and freshly machined flywheel!
Didn’t get to the CV yet - found a whole shaft for $150 so will pick it up and replace while its disassembled. Going to wrap my busted one in plastic and buy another boot, and refurbish to put away for a rainy day.
Had to swap all the brackets for the A/C condenser and engine mounts over as slightly different on this new engine I picked up - but gave me a good chance to clean them up nice and get all the oil of them.
All going well - install will happening this coming Monday or Tuesday - depending on my 9-5.
Hoping I can get a few helpful pointers and I’ll post over in Q&A.
I thought I was doing a good job of labeling the spider web of hoses as I removed them, but upon reflection I have done a shit job and it will now probably be the hardest part of the install! lol