See what you mean about the wear on the clutch.that old clutch is dead,
see how much smaller the swept area is of the Valeo compared to stock?
if the new clutch bites higher and the pedal feels normal from the top, put the feel difference down to changing to a completely different clutch, if the pedal was soft or difficulty in engagement etc then you might have an issue,
YES!!! 😁Was it a pain lifting the gear box back up?
I've really no idea about 'engines' so I've no idea what or how to do end shells or even tell if the original ones are bad.I think it's the other way round, people change these when it's the rear main, looks like the rear flywheel end corner when it's actually oil running out from the lower starter bolt area, or both.
I'd have renewed the end shells while in there personally,
if you've just done the clutch was the slave leaking prior? If unsure it might only have let some past during refitting, if the plunger is moved off centre they can, so it might be worth cleaning it out for review later....
there's some oil staining/varnish in there, might seem odd but it's worth checking the coolant flow through the heat exchanger is good, I don't think it's a coincidence that more obvious staining seems to go hand in hand with a restriction/blockage