14.11.2005 17 °C
After a 26 hrs drive, taking terms in sleeping, driving and sleep-driving... We did not only catch up after a late start yesterday and a longer route, also we were almost sure of a no.1 finish in Gibraltar (I know it isn't that kind of competition..... But still !) Nevertheless we (i.e. Dennis!) managed to ..ck-up the gear-box, blocked-up completely, no oil.... After spending hours waiting for people to find us a replacement gear-box (vw's seem to be rare in spain) we ended up with no option but to force the old box into movement and fill it up with gear-oil again. As the old bus was kangeroo-skipping away at first, sounding very unhappy, we let her spinn her wheels with the rear-end jacked up high in the air.... This seems to have done the job for now as we are very comfortably rolling down the last bit of spanish motor-way... After a very frustrating afternoon!
Anyway, problem solved for the time-being although we seriously need to consider changing the oil-seal between gear-box and clutch-housing as we believe that this is causing a dry gear-box, wet clutch and messing up our day! Will be continued ....