I suffered from a big sinus infection the entire week. Strange, I was not sick at all, I was just having my brains flowing out - rather unusually. It took me a while to get why: I was spending my evenings with my nose stuck in all that dust, rust, oil, gas and whatever else there is. Even Superman would have gotten allergic in here! So I headed to the pharmacy and got myself a couple of cheapo masks to be added to my work outfit. Already feeling better...
I didn't have any surprises while removing the rear suspension. As I explained before, it took me a few simple hits to the center rods from bottom, so that the entire suspension block got loose- The right side, which is integrated with the final drive is waiting yet, as I don't want to open it up before getting a new set of gaskets. As a matter of fact, it is inevitable to renew all the gaskets in the engine block, transmission and the final drive. Need to go buy them as soon as possible.
Actually I still didn't change my mind regarding the seat. I find this much more comfy and practical than the single seats. The manufacurers Denfeld and Schorch-Meier produced very similar looking seats and this one must be from one of those. If only I could find an expert to replace the springs, foam and cover... There are potential alternatives, I'll check them.
But I'm more and more impressed with the German engineering, as even in this condition, I saw the engine ticking like a clock before my eyes!
I have a plastic jerry can of 5 litres. The best way to do the job is to use the petcock to empty the tank. After removing the hose and the filter connecting the carburetor, I held the jerry can under the petcock and started watching the dripping gasoline for hours - or it felt so. Finally, the jerry can was filled up, but the tank was not yet empty. I had no other way to reuse the jerry can, I went out and emptied it up into my car's tank. I hope the fuel was not too bad.
Let's have a break with wrenching. I made a few experiments for cleaning up the parts, and the filthy left rear suspension was just staring at me. As I read here and there, aprt from WD40, regular detergents and household grease cleaners are quite handy. So I went shopping!
Here's how the beemer looks now. Next stop: The Engine!