Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting ready for the 10CR

MOE has been in the workshop, a new powersteering rack, front struts, with all new shims and bushes has made a terrific improvement, the old rack made the steering way too light and was forever squirting out fluid, the new one feels about right maybe a bit on the heavy side, but I prefer that. No more groaning when turning, well from the bushes anyway ;-) it was then that the clutch slave was spotted leaking away so a new one of them was sourced, the Mk2 is the same as one of the Freelanders, not sure about the Mk1 .

The driveshafts were removed and just one small problem, cured by a larger UJ clip, brakes still need some work, I have ordered 1144 Mintex pads but they will take a little time to get here, when they arrive I will replace the brake fluid.

The heater and emission hoses were looking a bit scabby so there were changed, along with the air + oil filters new oil and the antifreeze renewed. The diff and the gearbox were topped up, the propshaft rebalanced, so apart from maybe improving the lighting I think we are nearly good to go.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Courier Gone MOE in the shop

The Courier went on Wednesday, the new owner is an enthusiast from the Lake District and seems pleased, he went to Sheffield the first night to see family, then off to home in the Lakes, he called me to say he had enjoyed the drive and had fun. He got a smell of petrol when he got there and a small flexible fuel pipe had split, leaking some fuel which he has fixed.I am quite sad in a way, but too many cars and not using it enough spurred me on to sell it.

MOE has shown up some faults after the trip to Cornwall and is off to Mick Papworths tomorrow for some attention to the steering/suspension and vibration on the transmission, I've got a list of other stuff to be done if he can fit it in, especially as the 10CR is just 54 days away, ah well just as well I got some cash off the van sale lol.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On holiday with MOE

We travelled down to Cornwall in MOE, and jolly nice time was had, we saw a Mk2 in red towing a trailer just as we were going into Cornwall, very nice too, we took photos in Port Holland, lovely little place, no shops or tourist places, beautiful, and quiet, MOE seemed to like it. We travelled to Kingsbridge in Devon on the way home to pick up a trailer tent I bought on ebay, hardly noticed it was there. there ;-)