Wheels were off so had my ‘winter poke around’ ....so many jokes/ thoughts!
First off, front subframe needs another rub down and paint in (many) places - it is 50 years old !
Cleaned/ wiped inner arches , suspension etc... no major surprises until ...
Investigated the never ending hunt of oil leaks on a mini
Driveshaft oil seals ... I have bits for that as it’s been leaking for longer than I should have left them .
Weeping sump plug ... have ordered a new copper seal and a dowty rubber seal washer - will decide what to refit when I drop and change oil over winter.
And ..... this lovely hole was a surprise ! What looked like a bit of mastic stuck on/ in gear change housing turned out to be a 50 year old rubber seal that had decided enough was enough and just crumbled under my disapproving stare!