Cylinder head gasket gone!

Just a few days before our planned road trip, round about 1.350 km from Karlsruhe to Belgrade with stops in Augsburg and Vienna, the cylinder head gasket is gone! So I needed to change it at the roadside, like my father used to do it back in the days.

I had a little help from the repair bible “Wie helfe ich mir selbst?” (How do I empower myself?) for the Wartburg. My father already highlighted the most important parts in the book more than 25 years ago and left some of his notes. Prepared with this manual nothing could go wrong. Nevertheless I proceeded very cautious, because I did it for the first time. At least it runs like a charm again! I really hope that our Warti will put up a good show and the new gasket survives the road trip (crossing fingers).