Wednesday, 18 June 2014

New MOT for the DHC

Dropped of the DHC at a friend's workshop early this morning, for its bi-annual MOT. Or APK as it is called here. As expected there were no issues. The brakes were fine and well within the maximum margin between left and right of 20%. Same could be said of the engine with all emission parameters being spot on. And as ever it was a good opportunity to inspect the car's underside properly. Found some oil drops underneath the rear of the gearbox. At first I thought it originated from the engine. But that turned out to be completely dry ...scary. So the gearbox was inspected a bit closer. And as expected the adapted seals from the rear flange and selector shaft also were completely dry. Turned out that the connection for the speedometer cable was the culprit. Strange as I did renew the O-ring and oil seal there when I rebuilt the gearbox. On the other hand glad it is there as it is easy to reach. But as the leakage is fairly minor it has no priority yet. There are other priorities ...


With a new MOT for the car and because I received the cloth for the seats early this week, I also paid a short visit to the guy who will re-trim the interior. Although he is a pensioner, he's still very busy. But he nevertheless suggested I bring all the stuff over to him as soon as possible so he can use it as stop gap work. Very happy with that and something to do this weekend. And after tearing of two of the mud flaps while reversing the car into a parking lot, cutting new ones and fitting these, it was time to enjoy the fine weather. Added bonus was that there was hardly any traffic in the early evening. Probably something to do with football. Was nice to drive some great roads in the area which usually are so clogged up with tourists that I tend to avoid them. One of my favourite spots, looking over the valley of the river Maas ...



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