Finaly done !!!!! got it finished yesterday but the beers were calling lol so il post this now. Big thanks to Trav and Jase even if they do both drive patrols
It felt like a bit of a mission, but i have done a few clutches in other cars so i gave it a go and puting it back together went easier than we expected !!! if you have a couple of floor jacks, a mate or 2, some beers and long extensions give it a go !!
Started off pulling out the center consol and removing the shifters. Transfer has a circlip and the transmission just pushes down and turns.
Then we marked and removed the front and rear prop shafts and removed the front sections ont he exhaust from the turbo.
Remove the side steps, undo all the bell housing bolts and put a jack at the front and rear of the gearbox to lower it, then drag it out. This was nice and easy with 3 blokes. You can see the burn marks in the flywheel and pressure plate from where it was slipping. There is still heaps of meat on the clutch plate, just toyotas claping pressure is shithouse lol
The big supprise of the day was the 12v impact wrench i got from my 4wd action subscription, the rattle gun or breaker bar couldnt undo the flywheel blots but it did it like they were finger tight lol
Then off to town to get the fly wheel machined, and home just in time to meet the truck droping off the new clutch from Brendan at Ultimate Suspension. The clutch industries kit is very impressive !!! Good website too if oyu want more info. I got a clutch aligning tool from super cheap for $20 but the bloody thing kept pulling through, so a bit of electrical tape to firm it up and more grip for the clutch plate spline and all was tops...
So got it up and on, used a bit of medium strength locktite on everything to stop any blots vibrating loose, but they can still be removed with hand tools. Aslo got onto the toyota global service website and got the torque settings for all the blots just to be sure.
Put the gearbox back up the same way we got it down on the jacks, a bit of a wobble arround and on it went, nice and easy. Then just to tighten it all up.
I also took the opportunity to extend the gearbox and transfer breathers as high as i could....
It was all prety easy and am looking forward to test out the new clutch !!! I always said to myself if it went i wouldnt bother with toyota crap !!!!! not after reading what people have gone through on here.