Just a quick update on the CSi:
The 'Inspection II' service is now completed, with all the usual items plus the following additional work:
- diff pinion seal replaced
- oil filter housing tube seals replaced
So no more annoying leaks.
I've also reattached the rubber skirt to the engine acoustic cover, as it had come adrift (see pics)
The pictures also show I'm now in the process of restoring the headlining, by removing the original lining, removing all old foam residue and laundering the fabric, before attaching new 3mm closed cell foam backing to it.
This keeps the lining material original, albeit with an improved foam, and also means I won't need to re-trim the A- and C-pillars or the sunroof motor cover, as they are in great condition and will of course be a perfect colour match to the refurbished headlining.
I was concerned that the fabric might shrink in the wash so tried the cleaning/laundering process first on one of the sunroof liners.
Using minimal detergent on a warm wash delicate cycle with no spin, the fabric was line dried in the shade and it came out pristine with no
shrinkage at all.
So I'm quite confident I can repeat the process with similar success on the main headliner and remaining sunroof section.