Decided today that I really needed to do an oil change on the Renault. I’d bought some oil and a filter that were on special the other day. $16 for an oil change is hard to beat, really.
So, we begin. The sign is apt. Up on the ramps.
8:30am and already 32 Celsius. Inside the metal building was already like an oven.
Gave the undersides a wipe over. Still looking good.
Yup, still looking pretty good under there.
That, however is not looking so good. I was wondering the source of a clonk-clunk from under that side. New bushings are available.
Began to drain the oil. Wasn’t too bad a color, considering.
Top end looks okay also.
NAPA “Silver” filter, Wix inside apparently. Replaces the Fram which I wasn’t very impressed with.
15W/40 oil. Diesel stuff, so eh. It’ll flush some dirt out. It needs that anyhow. Took the king lead off and cranked it over until the oil pressure light went off.
Replaced the bushing on the gears and added the white rubber bit which tightened up that section of the linkage up. Sadly the ball-joint behind it is where the slack is.
Made a start on the exhaust, which was annoying me. Unfortunately the hacksaw blade was blunt.
Took the scaffolding tube out, removed the clamps and bungees.
After much sweating and swearing I realized I could finagle the pipe out from where it was because I had enough clearance from being up on the ramp.
Removed the offending, holey section.
Bought a length of 1 7/8″ pipe with a 2″ flare on the end, coupled with a nice chrome bit.
Got a bit creative with the old bungees and clamp. Supports it nicely.
Yeah, that’s good enough. Better than it was, sounds better also.