The Series 2 owners club magazine, (Built 2 Last) features helpful workshop tips in each release. One of these caught my eye in this years spring edition… How to make a magnetic drain plug for the main gearbox. All you need is a decent neodymium magnet and some epoxy resin… and a couple of day for the epoxy to harden correctly.
Given the gearbox is not going anywhere fast, I took advantage of the time to perform this simple improvement. I’m reliably informed this is called a “life hack”.
The adhesive took about 24 hours to harden off…
I have ordered a replacement plug as the threads on this one are looking a bit ropey. I’ll use the other two magnets to perform the same “hack” on the new plug. This one will go in the spares box under the drivers seat.
Whilst I was in the garage, I took out a small paint brush and painted the breather plate on the top of the selector shaft cover. It bugged be every time I looked at it and saw the flaking paint.