First Major Service Feb 2016

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


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Rear axle seal failing, note dripping oil

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“Legs” and Jonathan struggling with the starter motor location
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Exhaust and prop off, nose of diff revealed, all looking good but found a lot of gravel collecting in the second skin of the exhaust so drilled a couple of holes to at least provide an exit route
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Front suspension on full droop. Hoping to get new Reiger suspension units on before we go to Morocco