Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:06 am

Superb photographic record. An education!
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Post by Kitch » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:47 am

Cheers chaps, be good if it inspires others to have a go, or helps them in some way.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:41 pm

Nice work! :-) But:
Kitch wrote:How's this for a tightening sequence?!:

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Are we sure that's enough stages!?
Could be worse...

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Because Renault! That was the sequence on Lana's old Megane.
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Tinkley » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:29 am

When i got a set of Payen head bolts they did'nt come with any 'instructions' just had the Haynes... :lol:
Actually quite useful to have an angle for the slackening part of the process, as I will admit the wording 'slacken' whilst sequentially trying to get all the bolts even has a little room for manoevre. Tbh on my bike engines I just used 'feel' after using a torque wrench a couple of times on head bolts and breaking a rocker stud thanks to an incorrect figure in the workshop manual on one bike.... and yes it was a 7mm thread... :lol: just so easy to find!.

That Megane looks like a 'challenge' maybe a time trial... :wink: especially the +/- 2 degrees.... :wink:

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:43 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Nice work! :-) But:


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Because Renault! That was the sequence on Lana's old Megane.
That's just an unfinished engine design! :lol:

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:17 pm

Bloody hell, just caught up with this and can't believe the amount and quality of the work you've done Kitch. Well done mate but you did obviously bring it all on yourself by naming the blog 'no one has 56k any more' ; this now obviously relates to the restoration budget rather than modem.

I'm a little disappointed to find out later mk1's don't have the bearing front wishbone set up, I was looking forward to seeing the difference in ride quality on mine when I get it on the road.
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Jaba » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:12 pm

Great job Rich. You are a true BX champion.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:09 pm

Defender110 wrote:Bloody hell, just caught up with this and can't believe the amount and quality of the work you've done Kitch. Well done mate but you did obviously bring it all on yourself by naming the blog 'no one has 56k any more' ; this now obviously relates to the restoration budget rather than modem.

I'm a little disappointed to find out later mk1's don't have the bearing front wishbone set up, I was looking forward to seeing the difference in ride quality on mine when I get it on the road.
Ha! Yeah the budget would be crazy if I wasn't doing it! To be honest, it'd be hard to justify a budget of 2k on a BX. You've got to really love them!

I agree about the bearings. At the same time, a non bearing setup is much, much easier to overhaul. There is also a chance yours was built before the switch, of course.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:09 pm

Jaba wrote:Great job Rich. You are a true BX champion.
I dunno, I think others have done more than me! I'm way behind Doc!

Touched that you think so though!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by docchevron » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:02 am

erm, you're aware I drive a fugly C5 these days right?!
It's been odd though, I read your blog and feel ALL of your pain all over again, and again...
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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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:59 am

docchevron wrote:erm, you're aware I drive a fugly C5 these days right?!
It's been odd though, I read your blog and feel ALL of your pain all over again, and again...
I drive a Saab mate, though I would contest it's probably the most handsome car I own lol.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by docchevron » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:09 pm

I believe pills are available for that affliction!
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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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Jaba » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:36 pm

Kitch wrote:
Jaba wrote:Great job Rich. You are a true BX champion.
I dunno, I think others have done more than me! I'm way behind Doc!
OK I will have to add that you are modest too !
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 am

docchevron wrote:I believe pills are available for that affliction!
The drugs don't work :(

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 am

Jaba wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Jaba wrote:Great job Rich. You are a true BX champion.
I dunno, I think others have done more than me! I'm way behind Doc!
OK I will have to add that you are modest too !
Wait until it's finished. I could equally be useless :lol:

But thanks :)