A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems we'd been having with Célestine's gearchange.
When we rang Jean-Louis to tell him the problem was sorted he suggested we visit him, just to make sure the job had been done properly, and that we weren't heading for more disasters. This we did, and after looking at the mechanism he decided it was time for it to be overhauled.
First problem was removing the mechanism: it sits screwed onto the back of the dashboard, a position not only difficult to access, but one which requires the bonnet (hood) and battery to be removed as well. This was achieved with not too many "mince's" and we could see what we had to do.
So we are now back on the road, and the gear change is nice and positive and precise - or at least as precise as waving a stick that pokes out of the dashboard can ever be.