Although the clutch release mechanism is located on the gearbox
housing rear end and can be dismantled with the gearbox in place,
except for the pushrod (75 models), if the clutch itself requires
attention the gearbox must be removed to gain access to it. Refer to
Chapter 3 - Gearbox.
The clutch can be serviced with the engine in the frame, or it
can be removed with the engine and dismantled on the bench. Refer to
Chapter 1 - Engine for
details of engine removal.
Check the gearbox input shaft and clutch friction plate centre
splines whenever the gearbox is removed, lubricating them on
reassembly, and also take the opportunity to overhaul the clutch
Note also the two large locating dowels protruding from the bell
housing rear surface: these should be checked whenever the gearbox
is removed. See Section