Saturday April 22, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Not so easy
I thought this would be an easy job but when I tried to put the new oil tube into the engine hole where it goes, it was just a tad too large and wouldn’t go into the hole in the engine.
My only option was to sand and file the new tube down a few thousandths of an inch. It was a tedious task with much checking to see if it fits and file some more. I also had to bend the tube just right to fit the van type installation, but I got it eventually.
Just before dark, I did have a look at the van’s column shifter as it’s been a little bit on the sticky side lately and is a bit hard to shift. I could see where it was sticking but I couldn’t see much I could do without taking it all apart, except to try oiling it up, so I put some 30 weight oil on it. It does seem a bit better, but the test will be when it gets used again.