Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hydraulic, gear box fluid and starting rustproofing...

Removing the old fluid... 

The filter was not bad at all.

Clean now.

The level is check with the car at the highest level. 

I have check the cycling time: 1:20 mn in high position and 21 sec. in normal driving position. I would call this hydraulic system very healthy; the difference being only due to internal leaks in the suspension cylinders (They are more worn in the middle than at the end).

Two quarts of hydraulic fluid will be in the trunk (Hyken Glacial Blu).

The gear box drain plug was leaking; a new copper washer with some aviation sealer will hopefully cure this recurring problem.

The air duct and cross member has to be removed to access the filler hole.

The gear box takes 2 liters which is over 2 quarts; the extra fluid will be in the trunk.

This is the level hole; if the fairing is out the gear box could be filled this way eventually. When you close the hole, be careful not to unplug the clutch lock return line (Upper left on picture).

I've blown the radiator with compressed air and sprayed some rust proofing material (Especially for the steel frame)

The brake pads have plenty of life in them (Changed them when I purchased the car) 

I have started to prepare the car for the rustproofing treatment...

... drilled holes on the new bumper brackets...

... and the new rear cross member in trunk (Where the lid latches on)

I had to stop due to the lack of light.


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