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PostSubject: Good to bad day   Good to bad day I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 11:14 am

I decided today was the day I would remove the covers from the transmission and check and clean if required.

The good news was it was nice and clean, I did observe some signs of the belt hitting the bottom of the casing. One other observation regarding the casing. It was showing signs of surface corrosion, not major but visible. Not surprising when you see where I live, surrounded by sea, well 320 degrees anyway.

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The belt casing showing the slapping effect, dark colour at bottom.

Good to bad day SDC10777

I cleaned the covers and replaced them, whilst I was in the area I decided to give the rear wheel a spin to check it for wear and such. A couple of tiny silver dots, mmmmm, looks like the shank of a nail or such, checked them out, no problem just flecks caught in the rubber. Then I noticed a rusty coloured speck. Gave that a tiny prod with a screw driver and the tyre sealant started to ooze from it. Expletive at this point.

What to do? Do I leave it in and let the sealant do what its paid for or do I change the tyre?

I elected to change the tyre. Over 6k miles on it and it is looking like it's past its best. So a couple of phone calls and a new tyre will arrive on Friday. £66 fitted balanced etc. (£66 = $104US)

Then came the job of dismantling the rear wheel assembly. Which I did seconds before it started to precipitate!! Phew!

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A big thanks to those of you that have posted pictorials and posted regarding the above subjects you really did help immensely in my work this morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Good to bad day   Good to bad day I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 11:35 am

Waspie wrote:
A couple of tiny silver dots, mmmmm, looks like the shank of a nail or such, checked them out, no problem just flecks caught in the rubber. Then I noticed a rusty coloured speck. Gave that a tiny prod with a screw driver and the tyre sealant started to ooze from it. Expletive at this point.

It is a good thing you found this at home.
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PostSubject: Re: Good to bad day   Good to bad day I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 5:03 pm

Waspie, that looks like a beautiful Island you have there. Looks like Florida floated out to see. Can you ride off of it or "ferry crooss the mercy"? I also found the pictoral for removing the rear tire to be real handy. Take care. Dick
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PostSubject: Re: Good to bad day   Good to bad day I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 5:10 pm

dickie wrote:
Waspie, that looks like a beautiful Island you have there. Looks like Florida floated out to see. Can you ride off of it or "ferry crooss the mercy"? I also found the pictoral for removing the rear tire to be real handy. Take care. Dick

Thanks Dickie, the top left inside the 'breakwater' is where the sailing part of the 2012 Olympics are taking place. The island is connected to the mainland by a small strip of land courtesy of Krakatoa!!!

The pictorial was actually better than the manual I found.
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PostSubject: Re: Good to bad day   Good to bad day I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 02, 2010 5:06 am

Update.

Tyre arrived yesterday so that was fitted to the rim, Puncturesafe compound added and tyre pressure restored. Due to the atrocious weather and I had finished a lonnnnggggggg night shift I intended to put the rear of the 'Wing' back together this morning.

I have! It's all back in one piece and tested. Tonight when I commute to work that will allow the tyre to scrub in and the Puncturesafe to be distributed evenly around the tyre.

Apart from the time to wait for the tyre to be delivered not a long job at all.

I was going to install jumper on the side stand but the connector I acquired was too big, have to see what I can scrounge tonight.

Nice knowing I can use the 'Wing' tonight. I have been using the car for the last few days and with all the pre-olympic work on the roads a 23 mile commute is taking in excess of 90 minutes so getting the 'Wing' back on the road has been a bit of a priority. A sub 1 hour journey tonight I hope. Twisted Evil
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