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Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly

Now we come to the importance of the spigot bearing, It took me two attempts of taking the prop off, taking the bellhousing off, pulling the clutch off ( we had the engine back in the car by this time) to figure out I needed a spigot bearing. This simple little item would of saved me a whole days worth of scratching my head and taking the bellhousing off all the time to figure out what was wrong with the car. The part number for this is 6302 and you can get them pretty much anywhere, it’s a very universal part.spigot bearing 6302

Basically the spigot bearing is quite literally a simple little guide for the clutch shaft going in to the flywheel. The clutch shaft on Clio’s is a lot bigger than on the Volvo’s so this isn’t necessary but if you try to engage the clutch without this in a Volvo you could do a lot of damage.Spigot Bearing in Clio f7p flywheel

So with that in mind, Make sure you put one in before you get to where I did with the engine back in the car!

Putting the bellhousing and clutch assembly together was one of the easiest parts of the build for sure. This is another one of those things that’s ten times easier to do with it out of the car. It’s always a good point in time to fit a new clutch, release bearing and pressure plate as well.

The bellhousing contains the thrust release bearing which sits on the release arm. This is very simply released by a safety pin mechanism, then you pull the release bearing off the spline and swap it for the new one.

bolting volvo 1.7 parts on f7p

The clutch itself is a very simple thing to swap as well. That’s held in by the pressure plate which is bolted to the back of the block, on top of the flywheel with Allen bolts. Once you undo those bolts the cover comes  off and the clutch drops out, just reverse the process for putting the new one on.

It’s worth lining it up initially to make sure the pressure plate slips on without any hassles, but part of bolting the bellhousing back on to the engine means it needs to be lined up. This is a sure fire way to make sure it’s all together properly because if it’s not lined up it won’t go on!  You know it’s lined up when the bellhousing is sat flush on the back of the engine all the way round.volvo 440 turbo clutch

The last things to do then is attach the flywheel sensor to the top of the bellhousing and put the rear engine mounts on. Now it’s ready to go in!

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  4. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!
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