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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:36 pm

Bother. My trusty garage has refused the arm bearing job! Fortunately a new place has recently opened and the chap there seems to know his onions so it'll be heading there next week. Is it really that bad a job?!

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:13 pm

It's not *that* bad a job - that said I haven't really had problems doing them before. Maybe if the first bolts I touched rounded off I'd be thinking differently! If no joy with the second garage I'll try and find time somehow.
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Defender110 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:54 pm

Dollywobbler wrote: Is it really that bad a job?!
No it's not that bad at all, the only problem I foresee is if the casings are worn if they have been left too long which might put their ramp out of action until you get replacement arms or have yours repaired. I think I would cross them off my trusted garage list if I were you.
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:33 pm

I think that was the fear Kevan - once the arms are off, that's a ramp out of action for who knows how long. I'm not crossing them off as they've been very good to me in the past and they know what they are doing. They're also quick to point out when they don't know what they are doing which most garages certainly do not!

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Post by Defender110 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:54 pm

Yes well that's fair enough then, I suppose they would have been willing to do the job if they could guarantee having all they needed to hand. Back on the trusted garage list :oops: :wink:
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:47 pm

About time you moved this from the gallery to a blog Ian,
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:51 pm

That's been said before Mickey! There's only one keeper, and sadly (for this forum) it isn't a BX. It is a Citroen though!

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:25 pm

One arm bearing sorted and fitted, but sadly the brake pipe snapped the other side, so I won't get the car back until Monday. Which is very frustrating because I miss driving it and I've got a remote central locking kit to fit to it! However, I think getting it MOTd will probably be a priority. Eight days left on it...

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm kind of relieved now you didn't bring it up here for the arm bearings now, as you'd have been stranded if I'd broken the brake pipe!
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:09 pm

Indeed! I'm assuming it must have been on its last legs anyway. What I'm slightly nervous about at the moment is that I should get the car back on Monday, but the MOT runs out on Tuesday. I was hoping to have a bit more time for problem finding. Hopefully there won't be 'owt!

To really add some flavour to things, I've got someone looking at the Maverick tomorrow who seems keen, and the Bluebird finishes on Ebay. By Monday, I could be left with just the BX and 2CV!

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Post by Mothman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:51 pm

If there is a problem Ian, at least you will have 10 working days to sort it.
Fingers crossed all you have done so far will have done it.
Sat with my mot tester last week and went through the entire test with my TGS and was amazed how simple it really was, thank heavens everything was working ok.
Been talking with Malcolm today at his workshop in St Leonards re mots, the less complex, ie, older the vehicle the less they have to test which is a plus for us BX owners.
Good luck with it.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:12 pm

Well, apart from very slight play in one front balljoint, I think all is well in the front suspension. Rear suspension should be good after the arm bearing job. There's no corrosion (other than the rear crossmember but I don't think that's in a testable area). All of the lights work, the brakes seem to work, the seatbelts work. The only slight cause of concern is a notable smell of diesel from the right rear. I suspect the seal isn't good enough on the fuel flap. Is there anything you can do about this? I know the filler neck can come adrift but I'm pretty sure this one is ok.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by citsncycles » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:32 pm

I think rear cross member is only an MOT item if there's a tow hitch fitted.
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Post by Mothman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:41 pm

Maybe a bit of sillicone sealant around the fuel filler may help Ian but the tester who did my TGS last Thursday didnt try to sniff anything so i wouldnt worry too much. More concerned about how lean she was running which i hope will be fixed this coming Thursday.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by citsncycles » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:31 am

Not sure about the cars, but when my motorbike was tested he removed the filler cap and visually checked the condition of the seal
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