Clutch went so I bought a new unit, according to the manual, it should be possible to pull off the gearbox without dropping the engine out. It isn't. The manual is wrong. Brooklyn Books ltd. is the only publisher with a T4 manual and it is inaccurate rubbish.
That leaves me with a fairly precarious situation. Gearbox disconnected (finally) from the engine. Engine slung in a jury rigged hoist (picture is too embarrassing). Gearbox propped up on my only jack and the van barely high enough to crawl under.
That's where I got to before it became obvious that the gearbox will not fit past the front subframe. There's no room to pull it off. How to fuck do I get the subframe off and out of the way? Failing that, what tool do I need to disconnect the exhaust. Looks like a huge spring clip so assume it needs an equally huge tool, like a circlip expander.
I guess I ought to post a few pictures, if only for the general amusement of all. I have a horrible suspicion this van is now a write off