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« on: September 05, 2015, 17:33:54 »

I stripped the outer cover off the transmission today to  work out a design for the variator locking tool.
There is a silly bit of plastic just forward of the air filter housing which is held in place by an M6 screw and nut, as well as two other M6 machine screws which also hold the casing.
The nut is just about impossible to re-fit on to the end of the M6 screw and, eventually, was lost to sight.
When I eventually replace the drive belt I shall helicoil the engine lug so that I only have to screw the fastener in from the outside.
How does anyone manage to replace this nut/washer/star washer? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 14:55:06 »

They probably don't. The 500s have a plastic air deflector just forward of the variator air inlet which has to be removed to get the cover off, but a lot of 500 owners can get their covers off easily as they are missing the deflector. Dealers or owners leave them off at 8000 miles and they don't seem to have any issues. Mine are both intact as I think if it's fitted it must be there for a reason, but apart from being a damned nuisance, these are apparently really no value.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 08:07:32 »

My thoughts entirely but I shall keep it. Going to make a "nut" from a strip of 6mm steel, long enough to hold in place.
actually, the plastic piece stays in place with the smaller screws, without the long M6 one. Part of the learning curve I suppose. at least I can make the locking tool now.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 13:56:54 »

Would it be possible to glue the nut in place?
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