I am looking to pull apart my clutch tomorrow on my CL350 to sort out an ongoing issue with not being able to use a 5/16th #10 steel ball on the clutch lifter rod side as it's too large a diameter. It should fit, but doesn't, so something's amiss. I'm hoping to sort out the internals and have new EBC friction plates and springs, as well as a new OES pressure plate, 1x Clutch Plate A and 2x Clutch Plate B (out of a total of 7). I also have new OES springs as the EBC ones are a bit longer than stock (and hence supposed to be 10% stronger to prevent slip).
I have to disassemble the oil filter as part of clutch removal. The workshop manual part 3.3.E (p. 36) mentions, after removing the right crankcase cover, oil filter circlip and filter cap, to "straighten the tongue of the spring washer pawls and remove the 16mm lock nut but using the T-handle lock nut wrench. The filter rotor can then be removed. (fig. 3-69).
Do I require a specialty tool? Is that T wrench so special or can I use a normal 16mm socket on an extension from a regular ratchet set?
Anything else I should be wary of as I go ahead? We're just hitting above freezing temperatures here so I'm trying to get everything done over the next week or so before the snow really starts to melt.
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