Brilliant - thanks very much guys for the replies - would help felt a little stupid if it was something more serious, and unbolting it ruined something :-)
While I'm there I think I will replace the bolts too (they're rusty and old) - anyone know what length/thread size they are - they look M10-ish in size for the head.
Also - thanks for the tip about the Clutch Bleed pipe - I once bought a Twin Turbo charged Mitsubishi GT3000 that someone had "removed" the boost controller from on the ship over from Japan and just left the pipes disconnected from the stock boost controller.
This of course meant that the waste gates never opened, so it just boosted until it was starved of fuel = bad! Had to re-plumb the whole thing myself so learned on the job :-)
Will let you know how I get on!!
How did you get on ??
Very interested as I am facing the problem of battery removal :thumbup@
Have sent you a mail to ask too
Well, what a star he is. He actually bothered to BB me from his holiday to give the following instructions:-
What I found worked best for me was:
- remove cover over battery and engine
- loosen clip near air box on pipe
- unblot the six bolts that connect that pipe to the engine
- loosen the nuts on the battery but do not disconnect!
Now this is the bit that really helped :-)
- disable the alarm as if you are opening the car
- quickly while the alarm is disabled unplug the battery
You should now be fine as the alarm will not go off so you can remove the battery and slide in the new one.
- connect the terminals to the new battery
- the alarm will go off so hold down the disable alarm button on the alarm remote for 5/6 seconds to re-connect it with the car
- the alarm should stop and you can now tighten the bolts and reposition battery and replace cover as before.
- you need to remove the airpipe before taking out the battery and then replace once fitted.
I used door draft sealant tape to make it air tight again as the old sealant was really cracked on mine!