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For those of you that haven't replaced your flywheel drive plate here's one tip from my experience this weekend.
Jan's video is good and he mentions a couple things that are worth repeating.
1. The six 12point bolts are on TIGHT.
2. Use a long bar to extend your socket wrench
3. GRIND your 17mm socket quite a bit. Grind the face of it all the way down until you can see the teeth completely flat. I also had to grind around the circumference of mine (Home Depot) so it would fit over the bolt without wedging against the drive plate. I put it in a vice and used an angle grinder.
The right tools for this job makes all the difference. If I would have prepared my socket head like this from the very beginning the job could have been done in less that and hour (no prop installed yet so it was readily accessible.