Doing a little work to the Syncro finally.
After the gear changes were getting a little awkward recently, I noticed the linkage into the gear box had come loose, so tightened that up, so everything was good again. In the process decided to go through the rest. I have replaced the little plastic tabs on the front of the linkage (that select the gear gates). The bush and "ball" at the gear box although are fine, I will replace with new while I have it all apart and greasing it up.
My question though, the manual shows a bush mid way in the linkage (just forward of the universal joint). Has anyone replaced this? I can see the flange in mine where it runs through a panel, but does not look large enough to have a bush in there?
The universal and bush at the front (where the plastic tabs are) show no wear in mine, so will not replace them. Also the ball under the gear lever also has no play, so will leave that as is.
Hopefully I will be changing very slick once it's all done.
Next step, looks like my thermostat is not closing fully, so have a new one to install there also. Are these common parts to fail open?
I assume the oring there is best installed with no gasket goo?