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Post by BX Bandit » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:34 pm

They must of loved you farm dweller! White is the best for showing the dirt! I envy you, for I have a mere Ven Red to show it's used-ness! (photo's to follow copyright Bx Bandit!!!)
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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:36 pm

Been driving it through the tank at work?

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Post by DavidRutherford » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:38 pm

Looks like it doesn't it!

That's just the effect of the lanes around here at this time of year. I washed it about 5 weeks before that photo was taken, and it looked that bad not 2 weeks later. I've given up trying to keep it clean.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:15 pm

If this is turning into a contest...

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Post by DavidRutherford » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:16 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:[img]Non-BX%20Dirty%20vehicle%20image.[/img]
Disqualified!


Plus it's a Land-Rover. It's against the law for them to be clean.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:35 pm

DavidRutherford wrote:Plus it's a Land-Rover. It's against the law for them to be clean.
Agreed. Actually I'm feeling very anal about the BX after seeing these photos. I don't wash it that often (in fact the last time was before the 2007 National!) but if they've been out gritting I will spend a couple of minutes with a hosepipe rinsing the salt from the wheelarches and sills.

I'll get my coat. :oops:
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Post by docchevron » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:10 am

DavidRutherford wrote:
Plus it's a Land-Rover. It's against the law for them to be clean.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wish I'd taken photo's of my pair of beasts when I used to let them get REALLY dirty....
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:48 am

Good dirt trackin' Matt, but disqualified as DR says!!! :lol:

Right, I'm off to find a ladies mud wrestling pit and get me car uber dirty!!! ( :oops: on the outside :roll: )
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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:16 pm

I haz MoT!

It was reasonably easy, but not totally without drama. Here is the precise moment that The Man Rutherford realised he was going to have to whip his welder out and waggle it around in my BX's frilly knickers.

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At some point it's been jacked up badly, split the seam that runs the length of the sill and let rust take a hold. This is the passenger side - there was a similar hole on the driver's side too.

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There was also a length of knackered fuel line to be replaced and some cable-tie action on a recalcitrant steering rack boot and all is well.

This during the 700 miles driven during eight days of Christmas holiday.

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Post by Kitch » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Yeah I had a patch in exactly the same place, along with bent jacking point guides.
sideskirt had to come off too............bad times :(

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:42 pm

The one and only time I've let a tyre fitter jack up the BX, they bent the lip at the bottom of the sill, in exactly the same way. Fortunately noticed afterwards and a bit of seam sealant, straighten and underseal later it was sorted. They couldn't actually get the wheel off either without my help - it was the rear tyre and a 195 width...no chance with the suspension on normal!
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Post by toddao » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:59 pm

Well done with the MoT Stu.
At some point it's been jacked up badly
I think it's almost impossible for the home mechanic to jack up a BX repeatedly and not damage it unless you've got big rubber blocks. Every BX I've seen had bent jacking points - my TRD had really good straight ones and I jacked it up really carefully using a wood block between the jack and the car and lo and behold if it didn't just bend. I think it's a design flaw which if the car's always being professional workshop maintained never reveals itself. Other vehicles I've worked on had much stronger, larger areas for the jack.

If anyones got any suggestions as to how to avoid bending the remaining three good jacking points on my TRD? I hate jacking up any BX now.. oh, and also how to straighten the bent one?
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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:43 pm

Get a trolley jack todd (if you haven't already) and use a block of wood and jack under the front subframe mounts. On the rear, there is a small flat area of rear subframe by the sill (a short length of 3x2 is ideal).
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:47 pm

To jack up a BX without damaging it you need to not use the front and rear sill jacking points: They should ONLY be used with a 4-point-of-contact lift, like the one pictured above. If I'm using a trolley-jack on a BX I use either the front subframe where it bolts on to the floor (as Bandit mentioned above), or the rear axle tube for the back.

Also, don't ever try to use the BX standard jack in the centre sill mounting to put one side on stands, and then the other. I've seen the aftermath of that, and it wasn't good.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:00 pm

This is of interest to all BX owners... How best to get the car jacked up at the roadside? for instance, or if we haven't got a trolley jack what should we all do? Buy one? :D :?
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