August 6, 2008

Trying to get everything ready for departure tomorrow.

Dragged the exhaust line out from under the car. With the help of a long "cheater" pipe I broke it into its components.

Unbolted the drive shaft from the differential flange.

Got to the fuel pump and filter which are under the car behind this little plastic cover. Drained the gas tank.

Had to abort the operation of removing the gas tank. It calls for dropping the rear sub-frame (a nice independent module that contains the differential and holds the lower parts of the rear suspension). I was afraid I wouldn't have enough time to get everything back together for tomorrow's towing event.

I spent the rest of my time organizing and getting ready to move all the miscellaneous crap that has accumulated back home. (In the end it was 3 tightly packed station-wagon-loads.)