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Changing clutch and had the flywheel resurfaced on a 99 7.3. Whats the best way to hold the motor while torquing the flywheel bolts (89ftlb is what ive come up with), or just loctite them and run them in with impact? Thanks
I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know but that is one heavy transmission. When you go to stab it back in, once the input shaft is through the clutch disc keep the up, down, side to side movement to a minimum. If you let it go to far it will bend your center section of the clutch causing the clutch to be warped and it WILL chatter if you do. I bought a $129 harbor freight trans jack when I did mine and it was one of my more intelligent purchases. With up down, tilt front to back and side to side you can get it perfectly lined up and it is oh so much easier when it is lined up.
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