Saturday, November 15, 2008
Today we did a lot of safety oriented stuff. Hood pins. Window net. Battery disconnect switch. Oh, and of course adding the official Peugeot "the lion ain't no pussy!" decal. That's important information to anyone close enough to read our rear window.
Scott decided to try to do something about the massive oil leak around the oil pan. As you can see by the picture, Scott is not pleased with the amount of oil, grime and general filth he has to deal with. However he made use of the skills he learned while co-driving with me in my Triumph TR6 for a year. Having raced nothing but clean, reliable Japanese cars before he thought I was joking when I told him of the time honoured British tradition of the annual bolt tightening. Once or twice a year a Triumph owner/operator must climb underneath the car and tighten every bolt and nut or the car simply falls apart. This was the case with the Peugeot's oil pan. He discovered that the bolts holding it to the engine were all at least a quarter turn loose. It would have been... unfortunate if our oil pan fell off at Thunderhill. Not unexpected, but unfortunate.