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Post by MULLEY » Thu May 07, 2009 8:08 pm

So the turbo was knackered then afterall?
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2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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Post by Tourist » Thu May 07, 2009 8:34 pm

I'm informed it's almost certainly the wastegate which was a theory to begin with, so seeing as I've found one going I'm taking it, can't do any harm. Should be having the car looked at/fixed soon. I've also found a way to do the arm bearings (not myself - I'm useless) for a very good price! I have a few interesting ideas aswell for the car but they can remain secret for now (don't worry, I'm not one for "ricing out" a car) :lol:

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Post by Tourist » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:24 pm

Update :: I've decided to formerly re-name this car. Its new name shall be "the grey green you-know-what stain" ...

I no longer want to get this thing back on the road. If I get it fixed it's going on eBay!

Perhaps it's cursed?

I tried moving the aerial ... snapped off.

I tried removing the mud guards ... nut broke.

I tried removing the wind deflector ... I bent a bracket ...

These can be fixed I know ... but I'm starting to think it's not worth it.

I'm thinking that maybe I should sell the interior (seats + door cards) then scrap the rest.

That is all.

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Post by Aerodynamica » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:34 pm

but I'm starting to think it's not worth it.
hey! that's not fighting talk! Just fix the thing and drive it - bring it to a rally and we'll fix it for you :D
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Post by Tourist » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:38 pm

Haha yeah I know, the thing is it doesn't drive, and needs a lot of work before it can :(

It's a lot more broken than just the turbo.

What is a TXD interior worth out of interest?

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:39 pm

I thought you were getting some help in sorting out your txd turbo?

A full set of mint txd seats are worth £30-40ish, so hardly worth the effort.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by bravo-x-ray » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:47 pm

im still interested in saving this i would love to take it to bxagon - keep that in mind if your wantin o throw in the towel pm me and i'll buy it
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Post by Way2go » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:49 am

bravo-x-ray wrote:im still interested in saving this i would love to take it to bxagon - keep that in mind if your wantin o throw in the towel pm me and i'll buy it
Phil, get your brokering skills into gear smartish! :wink:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:24 am

Will do. Thanks for the heads up. :)
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Post by Tourist » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:39 pm

bravo-x-ray wrote:im still interested in saving this i would love to take it to bxagon - keep that in mind if your wantin o throw in the towel pm me and i'll buy it
It doesn't drive at the moment, at all, so you'd have to pick it up on a trailer. The car overall is in a very sorry state, it's basically been left out in the elements for weeks/months, and there's a lot that needs attention.

No progress has been made in a while ...

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Post by Tourist » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:37 pm

Update for the sake: the car is now sat outside my house on SORN and it looks ugly. I hope the neighbours don't get funny with me.

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Post by Way2go » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:20 pm

Tourist wrote:the car is now sat outside my house on SORN and it looks ugly
How come? :? I thought your problems were mechanical?

The car you picture at the beginning of this thread looks quite tidy & respectable - is that not the same one?
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Post by Tourist » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Since those pictures the car's been sat in a farm yard for months ...

Depending on what happens I might post more updates but since few people read them or are interested in this car anymore, I don't see much point.

The aim is still to get it "road worthy" and stick it on eBay.

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Post by Tourist » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:53 pm

Image

The good and the bad :)

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Post by Tourist » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:05 pm

Update on the white TZD, it's unlikely I can use it for a while since insurance is not possible, donations are welcome :)

I don't actually expect them.


Not for the first time I now have 2 cars sat outside my house and can't use either.