A more substantial crankshaft was fitted to the later cc engines with engine number prefix 10CC and this shared the larger journal sizes of the Mini Cooper S range. Occasionally the rear hubs may leak oil into the rear brakes but this is usually due to lack of inspection and servicing and is easily sorted. Pay particular attention here, as unprofessional repairs in the past have been common. By monitoring its trend I can make inferences about the health of my car. Enormous fun and an absolute joy, if creature comforts are not high on your list of requirements, this is the car for any red blooded enthusiast.
It came in various sizes ranging from the early cars with cc and then cc to the later models with the larger cc unit.
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These engines shared the same crankshaft as the Austin A40 and Morris Minor and whilst seemingly OK in these models was not a strong unit in a Spridget. I obsessively measured the performance of this car by the fuel mileage. I found it all quite fascinating, and Peter very patient, putting up with my mistakes and endless questions. The rear axle usually gives little or no trouble but listen for a noisy differential. With each fill-up I recorded the gallons and the change in the odometer reading in a little notebook I kept in the glove compartment. Another benefit arises from getting instantaneous feedback and observing causes.