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Barchetta Clutch Change

So having taken some inspiration from an earlier thread, I've set about changing the clutch in the Barchetta. I have a very loud release bearing, so that's the main reason.

Have made decent progress and surprised that I've not come across anything seized so far, or broken anything. But have come to the time when the driveshaft needs to be removed. Firstly, should I have drained the gearbox oil by this stage?

And now I'm a little unsure what bolts I need to be undoing, the guide isn't massively clear. Should I be undoing the series of hex bolts as shown below??





Thanks for any help and guidance!
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

I'm now 99% certain that my thinking is correct on this one..
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

So, Iím feeling pretty defeated.. two of the inner CV bolts are stuck fast. Not budging. Iíve had a chisel on them with a hammer. Nothing. Any tips??
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

Have you tried applying some heat, to the bolt, that usually gets things moving.drilling down the centre of the bolt could also help. Hammer and chisel usual means total destruction.
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

If you know someone with a decent impact driver and plenty of WD 40. Should do the trick.
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

Thanks both. The hand impact driver did absolutely nothing and the bolts are pretty knackered. Iím lining up a local mobile mechanic for assistance.
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

Not sure how much room you have but bolt extractor might do it. The type that locks up on the bolt as you apply force, not the tapered type
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Not sure how much room you have but bolt extractor might do it. The type that locks up on the bolt as you apply force, not the tapered type
Do you have a link to the extractor youíre talking about? Might work..
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

https://www.lelong.com.my/seized-stu...-01-Sale-I.htm
I have one, got me out of a few problems. Where are you?
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https://www.lelong.com.my/seized-stu...-01-Sale-I.htm
I have one, got me out of a few problems. Where are you?
Thanks. I'm down in Somerset...

I'm not sure that there would be enough clearance to use that on the CV bolts. Will have another look.
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

So tapping on a 12mm socket was the solution... but the front strut bolts look absolutely terrifying! They clearly haven't moved since 1995.
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

Clean of the threads with a wire brush, then soak them in WD40, they should move, usually I also try to tighten be for attempting to undo. But not too much.
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Clean of the threads with a wire brush, then soak them in WD40, they should move, usually I also try to tighten be for attempting to undo. But not too much.
Thanks. They were soaked in wd40 last night, and Iíve just coated again in wd40 release spray. See how we go in the morning!
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

Good luck!
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Re: Barchetta Clutch Change

So, all cv bolts are now off and strut bolts all loosened. A good day! Patience and the right tools seems to be key. Trying to work out if I need to remove the right side strut.. doesnít seem any point.
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