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..... ive dropped a bolt into clutch bell housing ..help pls!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 pm
by Dogflea
...long story short, changing the slave cylinder ive managed to drop a one of the bolts into the bell housing ( PLONKER ) through the pushrod hole. MG MIDGET 1500....... i heard it hit the bottom so there must be space in there ? .... thoughts anyone pls, leave it? ... take the whole thing apart ? .... does anyone know any tricks ?

Re: ..... ive dropped a bolt into clutch bell housing ..help pls!

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:30 pm
by Not_Anumber
Undo the engine to bellousing bolts, loosen the engine and gearbox mounts and gently prise a gap between the engine and gearbox. Make the gap wider at the bottom and put a couple of wedges (e.g handle of a screwriver, half inch thick bit of wood etc) to space the bellousing away from the back of the engine. Use a bit of stiff wire to fish around in the bottom of the bellhousing for the bolt.

Hopefully though you will have successfully sorted this in the time since your post :)