Get the main one done first.....
Had access to the pit at work today, so took the car down for a fuel & oil filter change.
Whilst under there, i noticed a collection of sooty'ness around one of the joins, just in front of the mid silencer:
& to show the direction of the blow, here it is blowing at the heatshield:
exhaust was fitted in January. Is this just a poor fit or is it something that can happen over time anyway?
Have the car in on the 9th for the cambelt change. I should mention it to the chap (he didn't fit the exhaust) then. What will it be a case of? Just disconnect, & re-join with some paste thrown at it or what? What's the script here?
Cheers to Geoff for the easy . Although i'd hate to shake your hand if you can grip those flaps off just by your fingers!!!!
When i went to de-pressurize the system, i was super careful not to lose the rubber thing. Except, there wasn't one when i took the cap off.
There was a rubber like thing at the very top (inside) of the cap, or at least it looked rubber-like. I was expecting a rubber ring, but there was nothing. Nothing fell down the engine either
Having never done it before, the filter was awkward to get out of the bracket & get the clips off. The garage manager had the doors open, so it was cold & the fingers weren't for moving. Got it done in the end though
Just inside the front passenger wheel, there's some plate like thing. Is it to do with the gearbox? If so, mine was caked in a ythick oily residue and wet in parts too. Is this an issue, or may it be? Is there some sort of leak perhaps? My brother sprayed brake cleaner on it to have a better look, but couldn't see anything.