With a long (and undoubtedly hot) trip planned to the 2019 Les Séries en Helvétie next weekend, I thought it time to change the gear box oils. The change is ahead of the workshop manuals recommendation by a long way but as the gearbox has all new internal parts, a lot of bedding in will still have occurred since the first change at 370km. This is likely to mean there’s a soup of phosphor bronze and steel particles in the oil reducing its effectiveness… which there was.
It was also an opportunity to do some regular checks:
Grease the prop-shafts
Engine oil levels
Brake / clutch fluid levels
Brake drum alignment
Lights, indicators operable
2.5 litres EP90
1.5 litres EP90
Greasing the propshafts
Buzzweld CCI Lithium Grease
For the uninitiated each prop shaft (of which there are 2… front and rear) have 3 grease nipples each. 2 on the universal joints (UJs) and one on the sliding shaft.
Periodically new grease needs to be injected into these areas. Doing so forces the old grease out… leaving a terrible mess!
The above has covered the major parts of todays exercise. All other fluids setting and pressures were OK. In-fact the engine oil is still as translucent as it was when I put it in there in 1100 Kms ago. A testimony to the quality of Turner Engineerings workmanship.