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Post by Way2go » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:33 pm

Blue Haynes, section 10*2*2. :wink:
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Post by Jayboy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:13 pm

Going back a couple of pages... I've got a boot carpet (grey vinyl) which I suspect is correct for yours. Does it have the original seats? Whatever is on the rear seat backrest should match the boot floor.... Can arrange delivery in the summer....

If anyone's reading this, I'm looking for the same stuff but for the split seat rear backrest, or complete rear seat backrest from a TG estate

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:48 pm

Oh yeah. Forgot I'd got both Haynes manuals... :oops: In fact, I've got two BX ones as I lost the first one! It's great. One for in-house research, one to get oily in the garage.

Justin - the seat back is just bare metal, but I've got TGD-type seats to go in. I want to make sure I've cured the water leaks before I bother putting nice seats in though. Need to get the rear seat folded as well so I can get it out. Have a nasty feeling that all the bolts are going to snap, and I think a few are already missing (probably because they snapped when someone fitted the current, wrong interior).

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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:20 pm

Scenic beauty and the beast, to keep Phil happy about the lack of pictures recently!
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Post by Wooscary » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:25 pm

Way2go wrote:
A possibility associated with this is if the brake pads have been inserted the wrong way round. ie Only one of the pads has a notch on the back and that must engage with the notch on the cylinder. The none notched pad should be against the slider casting. Put them in the wrong way round and pads will wear faster and the pads will remain constantly more tightly in contact with the disc. "Ticking" noises also may emanate from the disc at slow speed.
This sounds all too like what I've done with mine. Whoops.

Cheers for the heads up.

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Post by Jayboy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:19 pm

Hmmm. Sounds like a saloon seat then but I could be wrong. Never seen the boot of any estate older than '88. Think Toddman could be the best source of a definitive answer.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:05 pm

Thanks Jay. Sounds good. The 'new' seats are out of a hatch (I think, Tim can confirm) but the seats currently in could also well be out of a hatch. They're definitely not the originals.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Seats are in.
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Well posh with a centre armrest in the rear! Need to find some Mk1 door cards now to try and match things up.

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The engine still leaks rather more oil than it should. The engine still lacks power (still hunting that air leak - further work is planned). The rad fan switch needs replacing (have it, just haven't done it), the heater matrix needs replacing (this will rear its head next winter when I've failed to do anything about it). A track rod end needs replacing, as do the steering rack gaiters. The tailgate still needs the HRW and wiper wiring up. The doors need replacing, and possibly the handle mechanisms. The doors also need the correct door cards (still need to find some) and new window seals. The suspension spheres all need replacing as the ride is getting a bit iffy (by BX standards). While I think I've cured one water leak into the cabin, I suspect there are others. The nearside sill needs replacing.

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Post by Mothman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:10 pm

Well done Ian,

keep up the good work, it wil be worth it in the end.

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:18 pm

Nice seats! My favourite, them is.
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:33 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:Nice seats! My favourite, them is.
Yup they be the ones out of the Mk1 DTR, not bad considering they are 27 years and old and had done 180k, mind you they were FILTHY when I got it.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:08 am

Have got the BX jacked up at the moment while I try and cure brake issues. A replacement handbrake cable is on the way from Oilyspanner (many thanks!) but I think I'm going to have to change or overhaul the caliper on the offside. At £40, I might just splash out on a replacement caliper.

Also need to get the door swapping into progress. I may first invest in the door pin tool though, seeing as they've all got to come off. The door handle is really, really stiff on the LHF door. What's the issue here? I sometimes have to get someone to hold the internal handle too, just to get the door open. As I'm stripping the door down to swap everything over, it'd be nice to know what needs doing to cure this while I'm at it.

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Post by citsncycles » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:19 pm

I've not specifically stripped a BX door before, but my guess is it's most likely in need of a regrease. I've also come across worn linkages aswell - hopefully if that's the case it'll just need a couple of plastic bushes changing.
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:24 am

The door handle could be that the either the lock mechanism is in need of greasing or possible one of the rods is catching or possibly fitthe the wrong way round, its is possible (I Know)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:35 pm

New handbrake cable fitted. That seems to have done the trick. Old one was seriously knackered! Thanks Oilyspanner!

RH caliper still binding. Going to stump up for a replacement I think, so I can discover the exciting world of bleeding the brake system on a BX. Not done it before. Should be interesting. Seems simple enough - just different!

A few more items are required though, so if you can help, let me know. I could do with the sound-proof mat that goes over the inner rear wheelarch and plenty of those black plastic fasteners that hold the large plastic side pieces in place. Gawd knows what I've done with them - I found four. Not enough!

Had a nice test drive though - the caliper isn't binding enough to cause serious heat - though the ride quality was so poor it was annoying me. Turns out I'd left it on intermediate height though... :oops: