Bled fresh fluid through to the clutch slave cylinder this morning... Was surprised how gunky the old stuff looked since it's only been in about a year!
Syringed out the reservoir, cleaned up the strainer, topped up with fresh, and then pedal pumped until it came out the bleed nipple clean and clear..
Made absolutely no difference to the sticky shift into 1st on a cold start though! I reckon I must have chewed a syncro ring in the box when my clutch failed and I missed third, all that time ago... Hasn't been bothering me other than an ever so slight annoyance every now and then, so I guess I'll just be dealing with that rather than fixing.. Don't particularly fancy throwing parts at it if it's going to ultimately require the gearbox to come off and be inspected.. Would rather wait for a perfect breaker to turn up with the Q2 diff... Might as well get an upgrade out of it
Still, any excuse to get the spanners out
Oh and in case anyone was following the story of my insurance repairs (truck tyre blew out and the rubber munched the front end) - spoke to the garage manager on Monday who promised to get a courtesy car arranged and brought out to me this weekend, and collect mine to get the bits they missed sorted out... Haven't heard from him since Monday!
At this rate I'll be asking Loz to sort the remaining bits in a few weeks time when I'm in for cambelt etc., and to hand the bill over to MotoFix to pick up... Can't believe how poor the service is from a UK wide accident repair center!
Anyway, rant over.. Got an oil-change tomorrow, borrowing the in-laws garage to work in as mines full of junk.. More time fiddling with my car and getting dirty will cheer me up.. and the engine undertray that MotoFix forgot to fit won't even get in the way