FPB7 came over yesterday and gave me a hand fitting the new fan belt.
This is the setup that originally phased me with new belt in place, it's more "complex" than I had previously encountered before.
Let's begin, I know it's just a fan belt change so I didn't take billions of pictures.
The fan shroud is two piece so we removed the top half for access, just two 10mm bolts hold it in place.
At this point there appeared to be no reason why the alternator wouldn't move so a broom was employed for leverage, turns out we had missed undoing the correct bolts. I didn't take any more pictures but we got it done shortly after.
Today I finally moved Cedric to the unit, prior to the fan belt change the power steering belt squealed at low RPM high load and also around 5000RPM, this has been eliminated and running better than ever
Another day and another Nissan dealership.
One last photo of Cedric in my local area with pez XM, depressing image but it's not as big a shit hole as it looks.
Now I find this cool
FPB7 pointed it out yesterday as I honestly hadn't noticed and Jani hadn't mentioned it but Cedric has a block heater.
Here is the business end of it, it's such a great nod to the car's Finnish past and once I have made up a lead to use it will be genuinely useful for warming up the block before driving off.
Cedric safely in the unit, what is that car in the background though.....
My Brother arrived to pick me up in his brand new company car with 2000 odd miles on the clock, quite a contrast to Cedric and Jez's Volvo 265 which was the "mystery" car in the background.
So yeah a great weekend
Depression retreating and I am now itching to get started with intensive Cedric tinkering.