Sevenman's TVR (was SAAB) Blog

September 19, 2006

Returned from holiday

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 9:42 pm

The car behaved perfectly over my holiday to France.

Clocked up about 1400 miles in a week, and returned with a very full boot of oil (5W40 fully synth), wine, beer, cookware and food.

Due to changing plans had to drive 560 miles on Sunday which wasn’t much fun. Did 420 miles before refuelling which I think is the farthest I have gone yet. Fuel light hadn’t yet come on either.

When I looked on Saturday there was an oil drip starting to appear but that was the first evidence over many days. I wonder if the drips since the repairs have just been oil slowly making its way down the gearbox?

September 6, 2006

Sliding under car

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 9:36 pm

I decided to get my car up on axle stands and take a closer look at where the oil is coming from.

This image shows my axle stand point, and a nice shiny suspension bush…

The drip was quite visible, as was the sealant around the new bolt.

However round the back, towards the inside of the car I think I can see oil seeping down the join in the case from the 2nd bolt up from the bottom.

To counter this I added some kitchen roll – below the 3rd bolt as I was suspicious of this, and then a small piece wedged in the gap where the oil seemed to be.

The car is up on stands overnight, and I will take a look tomorrow morning and evening to see what happens…

Here is a picture of my drip tray, the oil that collected over 6 days on the driveway. It isn’t much.

September 1, 2006


Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 3:19 pm

Just been peering under the car and I can see another drip forming…

At this rate of loss – less than one drip per day I am not running out of oil in a hurry but it is annoying me.

I think the gearbox will be fine for my couple of thousand miles on the continent in a weeks time.

What to do now?

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