Wooscary's TZD 1993

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:23 am

Worth giving the intercooler a good clean whilst its off!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:45 pm

I gave it a nice clean out last time it was off.

The new seal on the 'stat is not holding on to much coolant, I'm going to whip it off again tomorrow and
see if I can sort something out, but if not it's going to have to go to the garage as we're off to France for
a couple of weeks on Monday.

Other than that, it all feels pretty solid so hopefully a trouble free drive.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:27 pm

Think I've managed to get the proper seal to seat nicely now, fingers crossed.

Just out of interest, is there just that one bleed point on top of the radiator on the right hand side?

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Defender110 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:15 pm

I'm sure there is one on the stat housing too.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:11 pm

Seems fairly well bled now. Cheers. Still a bit of coolant seeping out. Damned if I can see why. Cursed thing.

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After the dead battery I thought it was best to fit multiple units straight to the dash.


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Stocked up on some high quality French water for the car.

Right, so off to France, Belgium and Luxembourg tomorrow morning, with Holly and my brother and his girlfriend. Four people + camping gear, where is the wine and beer going to go?

Fingers crossed for a smooth journey...

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Defender110 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:46 pm

Have agood one mate, keep us posted. Enjoy!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Wooscary wrote:where is the wine and beer going to go?
Inside you? Unless you're doing all the driving...

Enjoy yourselves!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Willy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Wooscary wrote:Fingers crossed for a smooth journey...
Literally :D

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 am

Returned late last night. A rather modest 2530 miles covered. Milage now stands at 303589.

No mechanical issues to report particularly, it's stopped leaking as much water from the 'stat housing,
didn't leak that much oil and the new battery wasn't drained by anything.

The front struts are now incredibly creaky though, so something needs doing about that.

Oh, and we had a good time too.

Pictures to follow.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Here are some photographs from the trip.

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At the beach.

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A good bridge is always welcome.

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These seemed pretty common.

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How bread should be.

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Holly removes a wasp from the wiper with a tent peg. It flew away quite happily in through the rear window at my brother's face.

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On the way to another beach. A hard life indeed.

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Sound advice.

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This looked like it hadn't moved for years, which probably means it's a daily drive.

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The new Batmobile.

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More booze should come in blister packs.

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Cursing the sun for being there.

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Not sure what was being experimented.

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Yellow.

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Check out those beige walls!

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Scenic.

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Kelly Kettle going full force. If you're unfamiliar, check them out.

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Common as muck too!

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Worst shot of a BX ever? Just visible under the wiper.

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All underground carparks should be perfumed. This one also had classical music piped in to it and recharge points for electric cars. Antwerp (my new favourite city).

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The only one I managed to properly photograph! Antwerp.

In total 13 BXs sighted. Mostly battered NA diesel stuff, a really really nice goldy/beige MK1, a really nice 1.4e(?) looked very base anyway.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:36 am

Some really nice photo's there, enough to make me jealous anyway :mrgreen: looks like you enjoyed yourselves! I went to brussels last February, and the coach we went in went home through Antwerp, looked rather nice. Brussels was fab, lots of yummy chocolat, really cool beers (and a huge variety, each with it's own special glass) and lots of little quirky gay bars :) It was bloody cold though, we had snow.

Good to see an old car being worked :) What were you demolishing btw?
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Cheers, I was pretty happy with some of these pictures, I've been perfecting the art of shooting while driving.

Yeah, Belgium is great generally. I was just gutted because all that beer which is so expensive here is incredibly cheap in their shops,
but we had no space in the car and a tight ferry schedule (which we missed anyway!), so no beer. A return drive to Antwerp shortly is on the cards, it's only a day away even from up here.

This is the first time I've been to Belgium in the summer, it certainly does get cold.

We were carefully taking to bits a plywood packing case that was being used as a tool store, and a compost bin, with a sledgehammer...
Now the tomato house is being transformed in to a tool store, obviously. :D

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by sdelasal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:23 am

don't forget to rescue your bx.club sticker!