My 156 is due belts, variator and water-pump service in a couple of months, will be dropping it into Gerry in TI where I've had all my work done since I've picked it up apart, from oil filter and oil changes.
Been a while and about 7K miles since oil & filter change and as I'm about to do about another 2,000 miles in the next 2 weeks, so I'd really like to do both before I set off & I'm keen to do it myself too.
I've done both on my previous jap cars, which were a piece of **** but having a recent crawl under the the 156 has presented some noob questions I hope you guys can help with.
: I'll have it on stands so getting under is no problem. But the undertray is cracked in places but not completely nackered, has well as a few cable ties too, the starred screws seem very corroded and I reckon will be a pain getting off and even more so refitting. Is it worth the hassle keeping it? Car is on 16's with stock springs so I'm not grounding over regular speed bumps.
Gerry never mentioned it and it's been kept on ever since I've used it.
Is it worth removing and then replacing if I plan to maintain the oil services myself or for convenience just leaving off altogether?
I'll have access to fairly bog standard stuff, anything that I'll need other then this for the job?
I'll be getting a new washer, 18mm, is that right? Anyone know a factor or dealer that does the rubberised dowty ones? Halfords gave me a blank stare as usual
Any other advice appreciated