Re: Rusty brake cables & leaking gearbox
Yep, just out of warranty.
Told that the hand brake problem is "normal" outer sheath rusts and lets water in, then they freeze up in the winter, causing the brakes to jam on. Aparently you can fill them with oil as a temporary fix, but they will get you in the end.
Gear box is just weeping, I spotted the red oil underneath when I repaired the under tray (speed ramp damage). There is some oil in the sponge on the tray, but not enough to spot my drive. Dealers say that all of the seals and gaskets need replacing! It's an 8 hour job, plus parts.