Monday, 29 September 2014

More parts arrived

I decided to get new rubber pads for the brake and clutch pedals. Only a few bucks and makes a huge difference.


The part numbers are:
Brake Pedal - 2012920082
Clutch Pedal - 2012910282

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunroof mystery solved

My sunroof stopped working a few months ago an I haven't had the chance to spend half a day figuring out what's wrong. I know something is broken because there is a rattling noise above my head when driving.

So, today I opened the roof, which was easier than I thought it would be, and found what was rattling around. A stray bolt.


Of course, when the sunroof doesn't work, you must open and close using the manual adjuster in the boot. Surprisingly, this is made from a hard plastic which, over the course of 25+ years, has become brittle and broke right in my ratchet. So I did it the hard way.


Anyway, here's the driver side (right side) and it appears to be completely intact. Cool. Problem must be with the passenger side.


There we go. The guide pin is broken off.


Stupid pin.


Doing a bit of research, the entire mechanism must be purchased to resolve this issue. Let's see what I can find.

Friday, 19 September 2014

A little scheduled maintenance

Old George has ticked over 220,000kms so it's time for the 5k service.

This includes changing the oil, filter, seals and sump plug. Never forget the sump plug. It's only a few bucks and putting on a new one ensures that you'll never have problems with the rounded ends.


I use Penrite HPR 10. Not cheap, but it suits my needs. If there's anything better you guys recommend, I'm all ears.


That damn oil cap is impossible to take off!


Genuine filters because a friend was "throwing" them out at $10 a piece. Otherwise, I'll use Hengst.


Nice a new :)


New sump plug.


Perfect!