Decided on the “turret method” of filling up the gearbox. After draining the remains of the old oil out, I pulled the fill plug then slowly poured ~2L of liquid gold into the shift turret until it started to spill out of the fill hole. This method will only work on 6 speed boxes, if you try this on your 5 speed, you will pour your £16/litre oil down the drain... literally.
Because I moved the stand-offs for the pedals to the master cylinder side of the firewall, and changed the master cylinder/ proportioning valve to a non-abs... the front left brake pipe (that runs over the top) was touching the frame. Making new pipes from copper wasn’t a major problem, just had to make some (double) flares and do some bending for the first time. For those that have not made flares before, here is how to do it.
1. Cut pipe to length with a rotary pipe cutter and de-burr the ends (I use a tiny file, but you can get various de-burring tools). 2. Put the unions on the pipe (the right way round) VERY IMPORTANT!! 3. Place the pipe in the flaring tool and hand tighten the 10mm bolts.
4. Screw in the flat locating bolt. This is to push the pipe back into exactly the right position.
5. Tighten the 10mm clamp bolts with a spanner. 6. Remove the locating bolt and screw in the 1st stage end of the flare bolt (see image). Also, put a tiny bit of punch grease (do not eat???) on the business end(s).
7. Remove the flare bolt, turn it 180deg and screw it back in. 8. Remove the flare bolt, loosen the 10mm clamp bolts and remove the pipe... et voila - double flare! 9. Remove any residual punch grease, remember... don’t eat it!
I have a short braided flexi from clutch master to slave. The oem was another over engineered bit of kit that reminded of those games where you had to pass a hoop over the line without it going bzzzzzzzzz :-)
Hi, I need a bit of advice... basically, is my handbrake cable broken? (See pictures) It feels like the ends should be attached and I shouldn’t see the white inner, but they are the same both sides and the break (if it is broken) is very clean.
I bought some Mk2 replacement cables, but the courier delivered them to my bin, which was efficiently collected by the bin men!
Question: I have a Mk2 (NB), but it seems that I’ll need to route the cable through a hole I need to cut in the tunnel. Can I buy mk1 (NA) cables and avoid the hole cutting, or should I stick with Mk2 cables?