I've got a bit of spare time coming my way and could think of no better way to spend it than giving my '51 147 a bit of TLC. I am technically able, but dont have an awful lot of experience.
The car is at 70k and recently passed an M.O.T. without its yearly service. The cam belt was changed recently so I dont think thats an issue.
I would like however, like to change the variator, as I am told that is what makes the car sound like a diesel on startup. Is this realisticly something I can do myself?
I would also like to give it an oil and filter change. I am yet to have a look, but I imagine it is quite straightforward. Can anybody tell me the oil capacity for refilling it, or where I can find this info?
I also intend to have a look at all the discs, pads, and brake lines. Is there anything I should be looking out for aside from the usual wear and tear? Is replacing the brake fluid a task I can do, or best left to a specialist?
Any help greatly appreciated.