We’ve covered 7000 km in mixed testing and driving, so time for a major service and inspection. On the 21 February we leave for Geen Remmen’s first big test: two weeks testing in Morocco. Some tension prior to the inspection: were those rumbles signs of trouble or just the noises the car makes? Too tappety at tickover? What was that graunching noise? How well is the clutch holding up? Did the severe vibration do any damage before we cured it?
Great to report that all major components were working perfectly, transmission oil was clean, diff oil up to mark and clean. Some problems traced, a leaking oil seal on the axles, the rear brake disc pad back plates are failing in the rear callipers but the sliders were fine. Given the car has been some distance now, it’s a great result.
Phew. Loads more prep to do before we set off on an extended test to Marrakesh
Rear axle seal failing, note dripping oil