Trouble in paradise: the gearbox turned out to make a very awful noise when changing gears. It was revised by a “specialist” in the eastern part of Holland. So I decided to take the engine and gearbox out of the car again, replace the gearbox for the old one and mount everything back together.
I finished the front renovation of my Ami 8 and made a small video while walking around the after I fitted all the bodywork back on it. The sound you hear is the lens trying to keep a steady image. Besides all stuff I fitted earlier, I now also fitted new air ducts and the […]
After i connected the engine back to the transmission, it was time to fit and connect all kinds of other stuff; the alternator, airfilter housing, cables and exhaust, cooling fan etc etc. I had painted and cleaned lots of those parts, so it was very nice and rewarding to build the engine bay back up […]
Here you can see the result of the engine put back together after the revision of the heads, fitting the Big Bore Kit and the filler neck and the exhaust and inlet manifold fitted with the correct torque applied. My Ami 8 engine renovation is now finished. And a picture of the engine with the […]
Because the pressure in the engine when the pistons move inwards and outwards changes, Citroen fitted the oil filler tube with an ingenious mechanism to maintain a certain under pressure (is this an English word?) to keep the engine oil inside the engine, instead of the pressure build up by the movement of the pistons […]
I wrote in an earlier update that the main goal of the front area renovation was to fit the car with its original engine and gearbox. Back in 2007, I replaced the engine because sometimes— not always— it was making a weird noise. I went to a few specialists, but no-one knew what could cause […]