plastic trims that hide the clutch pipes and top of bulkhead

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Johannes
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plastic trims that hide the clutch pipes and top of bulkhead

Post by Johannes » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:13 am

Am going to attempt to debug a clutch problem on my father's 2.1 this weekend.

Had a look the other evening and there's a two part plastic trim that meets below the plastic trim that is at the bottom of the windscreen. It looks like a drip trim to deflect water from running down the engine side of the bulkhead. As you look at the engine bay, the LHS trim prevents access to the back of the pedal housing and the RHS trim has the hydraulic pipe behind it.

I don't want to assume that I just force it off what appear to be metal lugs and break it. Is there a technique?

Anyone that has done a hydraulic clutch must have had to remove these trims, yet the Haynes book of lies doesn't even comment on them existing!

Thanks.

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Re: plastic trims that hide the clutch pipes and top of bulk

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:47 pm

Not sure about the D8, but there are 4 little clips that hold the tray on, take a peek and you will see the tabs...
Once these are unclipped then the tray lifts out - be careful though as the tabs are fragile...
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Re: plastic trims that hide the clutch pipes and top of bulk

Post by Johannes » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:57 am

Thanks, when I went over Saturday morning and had a good look I could see that the lower sections hiding the clutch pipe and restricting access to the master cylinder were held in by some small Torx self tappers. i removed these and the plastic trim came loose.

Thanks for your response though.

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