Having suffered a juddering clutch for the past two year I decided it was time to replace and investigate. Out with the gear box and low and behold the clutch and bell housing literally dripping with oil. Off with the fly wheel and fly wheel housing, all covered in filthy oil and cack. A gallon or so of white spirrit later and all shiny and clean. The engine is 5 bearing so does not have the older oil seal carrier but an O ring to the engine block and an orange rubber oil seal pressed into the fly wheel housing. Now the good book simply states "remove the oil seal" ............fine, but the rubber has perished and is stuck fast. As the housing is aloy I don`t want to use a knife. I have tried a hot air gun but it is leaving a film of rubber around the the rim. Any suggestions gratefully received.
The fact that the drain plug is missing I doubt is co-incidental. This I suggest was lef off on purpose (not just forgoten after wading).