Just some light work today because of the temperatures: over 30°C outside creates a very special atmosphere in the concrete garage building, not to mention inside the overall. The humidity is luckily only 35% at the moment.
I tried again to pull the propshaft yoke off, but the two prongs on the big puller kept sliding off the flange. I gave up and set out to fix the reverse switch instead. Originally, I thought I had to solder the two wires back on the switch while it was still screwed in the gear box, but after looking in the parts catalogue, the reverse switch is in fact listed with wires and connectors as a unit (188.8.131.524, TAV. 43). After fiddling about in the cockipt for a while, I found the connectors between the driver’s seat and the gear stick, under the carpeting on the propshaft tunnel. Three minutes later the wires were soldered back on, but I forgot to take a picture.
During testing of the reverse lights, I found that the passenger’s side light didn’t work, so I carefully removed the glass to check the bulb. The inside of the reverse light had evidently been flooded with water at one point since there was a clearly visible horizontal water line exactly halfway up on the reflector, plus the bulb was dusty on the underside. Yes, I forgot to take a picture of that as well. The gaskets between the various rear lights had turned into some sort of rubbery crumbs, so it’s apparently time to get some new ones. Seller alfine105 on eBay (otherwise known as AMS Montreal-Service) sells them for €40 a pair. They correspond to part # 105.64.65.012.00/05 (TAV. 104).
Other than that, a handbrake cable and another differential sump gasket (hopefully the correct one) is on order from AMS Montreal-Service.