Originally Posted by kalescustom
I hate to give you bad news, but there is no way that the passenger side of the pivot rod is going to stay in by using 6mm bolt that threads thru the 10mm allen head plug. I think you are going to find that you are wasting a bunch of your time messing around with that because it IS going to break again...and it will probably take your clutch out with it this time.
i think you missed the part of the first post that says that picture isn't my transmission and mine isn't busted on the passenger side already.
also since the passenger side hasn't broken even when the rod was backed out to it's very edge right before it came out i assume it will hold the pressure.
i only need another 1/8-1/4 inch tops, and the rod already hangs out of the passenger side by about a 1/16 from what it looks like in other transmission pictures.
i don't see how this would take out the clutch. at all. either way with the bolt there in the drivers side holding that side IN THE HOLE(the hole is supporting the rod, not the bolt) even if the passenger side broke the rod could not fall out or get close enough to damage the clutch. worst would be the throwout bearing getting warped and needing to be replaced.
any reason WHY you don't think it will work? i had to buy the plug anyway, and if this works even for a couple years till i have to pull the transmission for something else it will save me $500-600 in labor, and if it works forever then saves around $1k. it will take what, 30 mis tops to machine the hole, then another 30 to go to napa for a bolt and washer?
i'll let you know how it works out.
currently the clutch works with the rod in the hole and in the passenger side mount.
icabus- i think it's just bolts, to drop the tranny you need a prybar to pop the axles out of the tranny, this is normal on the sti from what i hear.
other than that i think it's just a bolt off affair. maybe a torx for the fluid drain if you do that, does the bell housing seperate the gears and fluid with a seal or is that a sealed box inside the tranny?