I received the latest AV update just now, 9 PM. Looks like the boys are working long hours!
New flywheel is in, new clutch and new 6 bolt ring gear. My car still had the old 3 bolt ring gear which was updated in 2001/2002 as they were prone to failing and subsequently chewing everything up inside the bell housing and gearbox housing.. another lucky escape given the mileage! I’ve had several new clutches but nobody replaced the outdated ring gear assembly..
You will recall issues with the gearbox oil plug earlier in this thread.. somebody had over torqued it and rectified their mistake by using silicone to seal the plug..
Ed and Aldous just successfully helicoil’ed the gearbox casing.. bravo!