My BX 14TGE (with photos!)

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My BX 14TGE (with photos!)

Post by Kingswell » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:53 am

I promised photos by Friday, so here they are:

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p308 ... ll_photos/

Let me know what you think.
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Post by adamskibx » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:35 pm

Welcome to the BX club by the way.

Looks very good. I dont think they do 14 over here with the rear spoiler and so on. I might be wrong. Looks like a fun car. Mind you, you want to watch out for that dashboard polish considering you live in Malta it may reflect the sun and bother you while driving.. It does look very shiny and reflective!! Good luck with it.

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Post by Kingswell » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:52 pm

Thanks Adam, it isnt really that reflective. The reason why its so shiny in the photo is that today is an extremely hot day with no clouds in the sky and being the "expert" photographer that I am, I took the photo facing the sun.

I think the spoiler was put on after the car was bought.
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Post by Mr B » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:53 pm

Not bad at all, I wish I had inner wings as tidy as yours........

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Post by Way2go » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:17 pm

Good car! Cleaning and polishing to come then, a task that I don't envy you under that hot sun! :)
I guess a dust coating is continually gathered in your environment. :wink:
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Post by tim leech » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:55 pm

Right hand drive and the speedo in mph, you could bring it over here and drive as it! Hmmm thats opens up new avenues for rust free cars!

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Post by jeremy » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:01 pm

I think there were export restrictions on old cars from Malta! - Part of their heritage or something.

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Post by OwenS » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:54 pm

Very nice. Great to have another 14 TGE in the club! :D
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:06 pm

I envy your weather :D
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Post by Kingswell » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:32 pm

Thanks for all your replies.
I'll just clean it for now, ill polish it once I have fixed the dent and scratches.
I'm not entirely sure what export restrictions you are talking about, do you mean something like trying to send a car overseas from here, because it is entirely possible.
The weather can get a bit tiring. I have to walk around University in this heat, good thing most of the lectures have aircon!

Unfortunately, fortune is not smiling on me today. Today I decided to clean the radiator.
I flushed the radiator out a few times and used a cleaner, however now there's a problem. The car starts well and drives well, but after a while the Stop light comes on along with either the coolant level warning or the coolant temperature warning or both at once. Plus the exhaust is quite cold when it starts.

Any ideas? I'm going to try again tomorrow maybe something just got a bit too wet.
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Post by Way2go » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:17 pm

Sounds like you have airlocks in the cooling system.
Did you bleed the air from the system using the bleed screws on radiator & engine. (Some also have bleeds on the Heater pipes.)
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Post by Kingswell » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:22 am

I did not bleed any air from the system, I think that its working again now. I took it for a drive this morning. At first it was a splutering a bit but it evened itself out slowly. The lights did not come on once.

I think the water just needed some time ot circulate around the cooling system which would explain why I needed to keep filling it since yesterday even though there is no leakage.
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