Wooscary's TZD 1993

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:56 pm

Dropped it off at the garage on Thursday to have some bits done. I was happy to see they had my courtesy car ready and waiting.

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The bits that need doing are as follows - ball joint (the horrible clunk), two calipers (I knew they were shagged), rear wheel bearing (the humming from the back) and while they're at it rear discs and pads, which are probably as old as the car.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:18 pm

Well once that lots done it should run much better!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Paul296 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:28 pm

Wooscary wrote: my courtesy car ready and waiting.

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DS 23 EFi Automatique in 'Brun Scarabee' (I think?) AND it's got one of those funky blinds in the back 8) - Perfect! Can't you just nick it? I'm sure no one would notice; it's not a if it's a new one!?

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:38 pm

Think that was the one that was at Wetherby (Geoff someone?). If so I saw it first, mine.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:36 am

Apparently he'll take 5 grand for it, full MOT from last week.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:35 pm

That's nice. I don't have 5 grand Image

Hope your BX is back in business after that little lot of repairs!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Paul296 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:47 pm

I remember that D at Wetherby - very nice, and 5 grand is a steal in my opinion if it's as good as it looks. Trouble is, it doesn't matter if it's 5 grand or 500,000 grand; I haven't got a pot to p*** in or indeed a window to throw it out of! :D

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:53 pm

DS's are amazing but incredibly expensive to mend if you cant do it yourself!
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Paul296 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:53 pm

Tim Leech wrote:DS's are amazing but incredibly expensive to mend if you cant do it yourself!
If I could afford a DS I'd also buy one of those Joe 90 brain pattern transplanters and assume the brain pattern of Nigel Wild! :D

(Although I'd probably get arrested for wandering round Morrison's car park with a microphone giving a running commentary on all the cars! :D )

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:25 pm

What, all these cars? I'm sure that George could just explain to the ?Renault owner that you don't get out enough and not to worry. EDIT: actually, looking again, it might be a VW.
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If I could afford a DS, I could probably afford my own personal mechanic to do nothing but keep it looking very lovely, and a bigger understairs cupboard for him or her to live in.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:02 am

Car still at garage. They are a little stuck sourcing an ABS compatible rear wheel bearing. (See post in Wanted section).

If anyone knows of a source please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:11 pm

Car is home. Wheel bearing sorted, finally, silence!

New calipers fitted (the old ones I knew were pretty destroyed, the seals were no more).

Only problem now is that due to the delay with the bearing, the car was sat for a few days
half way through the brake work, so even though they've bled the system, it is still spongy.

So, back again tomorrow morning it would seem. Argh.

But in better news, actually managed to track down the correct thermostat! Who would have thought it would
be so hard? The correct one is on the right. Now, it didn't come with a gasket, just the ring seal. The parts shop
thought it would be fine to use some blue hylomar on the mating surfaces, and as there didn't seem to be any kind
of gasket there when I took it off, hmmm?

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:38 pm

Bleeding the front brakes is a piece of proverbial. All you need is some clear tube, a few spanners and a glamorous assistant. Tube just goes from nipple to reservoir - so you need a long bit of tube if doing the passenger side!

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Defender110 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:39 pm

If it is the thermostat with the rubber ring seal then there isn't a gasket, both surfaces mate and seal on this rubber which fits over the edge of the stat. If either of the mating surfaces are badly pitted a small amount of blue hylomar can be used to assist the seal if required but not normally needed.
Ref. the brakes, they may just need the new pads to bed in?
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:59 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:All you need is some clear tube, a few spanners and a glamorous assistant. Tube just goes from nipple to reservoir - so you need a long bit of tube if doing the passenger side!
You don't even need an assistant - just a piece of wood between steering wheel and brake pedal. Never thought to reuse the bled LHM, just binned it.
Maybe they just need bedding in, although I wouldn't have described new pads as feeling spongy?
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