So I was planning to do lots of work on the 1800 this weekend when my girl called and said she was having problems with her car and parked it on the side of the highway. She could put it in gear, but the car could almost not pull up, so probably the clutch was shot..
So, pulled the gearbox of the 106 and found a good worn out clutch, luckily not a broken tranny. Put in a new clutch, drive shaft seals, new clutch bearing guide and new oil, all works OK again now.
The frenchie also needed some attention due some other overdue maintenance so did that as well.
Also already a while ago, but I bought a new car for myself, a ’97 940 low pressure turbo IC. I had some problems with the seller (they would do some overdue maintenance as they said they would do but did not do it after all, and as a grande finale, afterwards it appeared that they drove 460 KM with my car when they had it at their shop…), but that’s over now. I build in some nice extra’s; cruise control, engine- and interior heater, courtesy light, voltmeter in the dash, dashcam, MBC (set at 0.5 bar, I could go higher but for now it’s enough), original ‘in dash’ HPT boost gauge and an extra boost gauge (to see how much boost there exactly is as the original gauge does not have increments), also installed a rear spoiler and had it sprayed in grey together with the mirrors. I’m still looking for leather seats (with electric adjustable seats). I’ts a good car and it drives excellent.
And as always, my cat is keeping a sharp lookout 😀