Saturday, 18 August 2007

More 10CR preparations

Today saw more 10CR preparations. One of the things on the "to-do" list was replacing the ATF oil in the gearbox with Castrol SMX-S. This is a synthetic gear oil with a viscosity of SAE 75W-85.

Actually this is the same viscosity the TR7 Sprint Manual, I have lying around, states for refilling the 5 speed 'box "when completely drained". After draining the old oil it was time to inspect it but it didn't look to worrying. There were some very slight metal (brass) traces in the oil, probably from the baulk rings. But as they were hardly perceptible I don't think I'll worry too much about that. Also this 'box has covered well over 100.000 km by now so ...

After putting the new oil in it was time to check the rear brakes. During the MOT a few months ago the mechanic pointed out that on the left-hand side the brakes were a bit tight, so I thought it wise to take the drums of and have a look, just in case. When I bought the car the previous owner told me that the rear brakes where overhauled recently, and he was right;

Everything was in perfect condition, so after some cleaning and a little bit of lubrication at certain places the only thing I could do was to reassemble everything and have a short test drive. Overall impression is that the gear changes are a bit smoother now especially when shifting down. The rest of the afternoon was spent on cleaning the interior ...

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