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Ollie130



Member Since: 18 May 2017
Location: Berkshire
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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 130 300 Tdi HCPU Bronze Green
300tdi gearbox installation

Hello all, I have a defenders with a 300tdi and a r380 and I am half way through changing my clutch. I've done a few of these now and have had all the usual problems but I'm really struggling to get the box back on for some reason. Box and t box are together, cross member is out and its supported by a crane with a load leveler. I checked the disc fitted the splines before putting it together, it's centred, I've put a dab of copper Greace on the shaft but having no luck. Does anybody have any good tips for getting the back on. I've even got a few nuts on the studs and had it as square as I could get it and tried pulling it on slightly and turning the crank from the other end but didn't want to over do it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have. Cheers

Post #625140 18th May 2017 3:57pm
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miker



Member Since: 13 Sep 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Rioja Red

I would be double checking if the clutch is centred properly.

I managed to get mine on with a bit of jiggling and fiddling with the engine crane!

Post #625158 18th May 2017 5:41pm
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Outlaw1



Member Since: 11 Aug 2016
Location: east sussex
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England 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Hi Ollie130 Had a gearbox fitted in mine recently and the mechanic disconnected the rad hoses . Then iacked the front of the engine so to give more room at the rear . Worked a treat and went straight in . Hope this helps

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