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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:11 PM
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Iíve heard the same thing regarding how book hours are calculated from a friend who is a Mercedes tech. (He said they do it three times, though, and take the average.) and, youíre right: the job is risky, both medically and financially.

But, Iím having trouble rectifying that with the idea of 15-20 hours for a clutch on these cars. The thing just isnít that complex. Iíve done a clutch on jack stands in far less time. Swapping an entire engine in this car doesnít take 20 hours.
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IMSMC the GM shop manual calls for dropping the rear end and loosening the motor mounts to tilt the motor to get at that top trans bolt. I can't remember and I don't have access to it anymore.


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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Nervous Norvous View Post
I have too many memories in the past of friends trying to power shift without using the clutch with disastrous results to show for So for me it's, clutch, shift,release .

serious drag racers use modified synchros to do it with no clutch, 'normal' street racer folks use a clutch and pray they don't shift before the clutch is in; it was called 'speed shifting' in my day

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Originally Posted by The_Ghost View Post
IMSMC the GM shop manual calls for dropping the rear end and loosening the motor mounts to tilt the motor to get at that top trans bolt. I can't remember and I don't have access to it anymore.
Yeah, it also says to remove the LH axle to swing the diff sideways to disconnect the driveshaft. Not necessary, BUT... The FSM for this car is very good compared to others I've encountered. However, some things it says to do are a little silly. Motor mounts are two 15mm nuts. I've removed them to replace the AC compressor, downpipe and a few other things. Takes 5 minutes, half of which is finding the socket.

I don't really suspect a conspiracy here. I'm sure there is a reason the book hours are that high. I just can't figure out what it might be.

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