Well I needed a new clutch so I went ahead and got new friction plates and a clutch compressor tool. Took the primary off, put on the compressor tool and no problem, got the clutch apart with no trouble. Heck, I'll be done in 10 minuets! WRONG! Put in the new friction plates and ready to put the pressure plate on and I just can't get it to compress enough to put on the circlip (c-ring). I put the spring diaphram on, then compressor tool and cranked as hard as I could. By the time the u-shaped ring and flat ring go on there's just barely not enough room for the circlip to seat in the groove. Also, does it make a difference which way the u-shaped ring goes in? u facing out or the u facing in? Tried both ways but still nothing.