Vampire Diaries

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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 pm

My BX on it's happy hols with a friend :D

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Pouring with rain unfortunately.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:49 pm

I know that BX, Ex Ken? possibly THE ugliest wheel trims in the whole world though!
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:51 pm

That is a smashing looking BX Jane! A beautiful colour.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:32 am

The estate belongs to my friend Denise who lives in Essex, it belonged to her late husband and is now hers. She loves it and I am hoping that she will be able to join us at some future events. The car is very much a workhorse but well loved by Denise and her boys. It used to camp.alongside my Meteor and appears to be still going strong.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Very chuffed with myself today. Replacement sunroof switch arrived courtesy of Mickey Taker and on his advice I swapped them over myself. Really easy to do and to my absolute amazement my sunroof now works! I am gobsmacked, I was sure it was going to need surgery to get it working! It may seem a small step but it's my first proper bit of "car work" and I am really chuffed. :D

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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:47 pm

merlyn wrote:Very chuffed with myself today. Replacement sunroof switch arrived courtesy of Mickey Taker and on his advice I swapped them over myself. Really easy to do and to my absolute amazement my sunroof now works! I am gobsmacked, I was sure it was going to need surgery to get it working! It may seem a small step but it's my first proper bit of "car work" and I am really chuffed. :D

Thanks Mick!

Result! I love cheap fixes! :D
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:13 am

no problem Jane , glad you got it sorted , now you can tell your son your a proper mechanic :D
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:52 am

Mickey taker wrote:no problem Jane , glad you got it sorted , now you can tell your son your a proper mechanic :D

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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:31 am

Don't believe it, sunroof fixed and a wheel trim come off again, same one as last time (NSF) and it was well tied on with cable ties. I really don't understand how.it.happened. I will be driving home in the dark too so no chance of finding it. In fact it may have come off yesterday afternoon. Not happy anymore.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Caffiend » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:36 am

Nice one on the sunroof switch, but what a pain about the wheeltrim - sorry to hear that.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Paul296 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:59 am

merlyn wrote:Don't believe it, sunroof fixed and a wheel trim come off again, same one as last time (NSF) and it was well tied on with cable ties. I really don't understand how.it.happened. I will be driving home in the dark too so no chance of finding it. In fact it may have come off yesterday afternoon. Not happy anymore.
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:16 pm

Ha ha! Went out on my lunch break and found it after just 5 minutes of driving (with the sunroof open)! Now I am VERY happy!!!
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Paul296 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:23 pm

merlyn wrote:Ha ha! Went out on my lunch break and found it after just 5 minutes of driving (with the sunroof open)! Now I am VERY happy!!!
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Happy! :D

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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:19 pm

merlyn wrote:Ha ha! Went out on my lunch break and found it after just 5 minutes of driving (with the sunroof open)! Now I am VERY happy!!!
=D>
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: Vampire Diaries

Post by merlyn » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:24 am

Final big job on the list (rear arm bearing) done yesterday and not before time apparently. When removed it was described as "an interesting shape". That may explain the strange noises coming from the rear (the car's rear, not mine).

Off to North Wales (Lleyn Peninsula) today with 3 adult passengers and assorted luggage for a weekend of pampering, relaxing, eating, drinking and other stuff that we women enjoy. Carrot cake just out of the oven smells amazing and the rum icing tastes pretty good too. Looking forward to seeing the sea, we don't get much opportunities for that here in Staffordshire! Don't care how cold it is I WILL be paddling!
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