There were a few little jobs that needed doing on Jem’s Mini that I’d been putting off but they’re much less of a chore now I have the lift so I was happy enough to get them done.
Jem’s Mini has always leaked oil but that’s kinda what Mini’s do and it’s never been so much that I was too bothered about it given what a pain of a job fixing the leaks was. Not so much trouble to deal with now so thought I’d see if I could at least fix a couple of the oil leaks.
The usual suspect for oil leaks on a Mini is where I started. The gear selector shaft. But first the oil had to come out.
Found something to use as a roll pin removal tool.
Cut a piece of it off to use.
With the gear linkage removed the outer seal could be removed.
Next the inner seal which is a bit more tricky. I drilled a small hole in so I could thread a screw into it and pull it out.
Old and new
Pushing the new inner seal in with a socket.
Outer seal in next.
Next a pair of new seals for the driveshaft outputs.
Split the top ball joint.
It’s not necessary to remove this to replace the seal but I suspected oil was leaking from the gasket so I wanted to reseal it.
New seal in.
Cleaned ready for reassembly.
New seal going in.
New oil and filter.
And it’s done. 🙂