Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo - new home time

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Forgot to mention that I did two small things to improve the TXD today. One was to adjust the door strikers - sounds much better now! The other was to reset the steering wheel as it was slightly off - my fault from when I removed the self-cancelling indicator collar (I bloody hate self-cancelling indicators!).

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Rich » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:07 pm

Caffiend wrote:BL purple?
Who paints an old Citroen BL purple???? :?

Hold on...

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Caffiend » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:07 pm

^ :lol:

Thinking about it though, there was a BX at the Conservatoire event back in September that was painted Brun Scarab and looked *awesome* - perhaps another option?
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:17 am

Rich, please will you stop posting hardcore porn on this forum lol
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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: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Rich » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:44 pm

Sorry Mickey :)
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:21 pm

Another 320 miles successfully completed. BX is on 108,000 miles now, so over 3000 since I bought it in September. To put that into perspective, I've done more miles this year in the BX than my 2CV...

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:34 pm

New pads fitted today. Annoying as one was thin (due to the iffy caliper when I got it) but the other three pads had plenty of meat left on them. However, I do now have actual low warning wires and I wasn't convinced the old pads were much cop anyway. This car had the least BX-like brakes I'd ever encountered on a BX. They needed a proper shove to get them working, and were dreadful when cold.

Too early to say whether the change has improved things as there's a couple of hundred miles of bedding in to do.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:20 pm

Went for a play in the (light and very icy) snow today. Impressive these winter tyres, especially when braking.
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:25 pm

That's definietley the best BX colour, looks great Ian.
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:27 pm

Yeah, looks great from that distance! Lacquer is absolutely ruined.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:01 pm

Remind me again which winter tyres you've got fitted?
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:05 pm

Riken Snowtime. Bought as part-worns from Mr Chidlow.

The Green Tiger could do with new rubber so now my quandary is what to fit. Might see what all-season options are out there as from what I've researched, they don't offer much less grip than winter tyres in winter, but don't suffer as much during warmer times.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm

I remember now. I've yet to hit the snow in anger yet, so can't comment on how good mine are. Dad has the same one's & he say's their superb, so i've got every confidence :)
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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:03 pm

I got it dirty...
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That's what travelling 100 miles at this time of year does to a car. It was spotless before I set off! Actually hit some actual snow. Well, a couple of mm of it. Enough it seemed for a Ford Fiesta to have an off on one twisty section. What is it with people?!

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Re: Dollywobbler's 17TXD Turbo

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:14 pm

When the car looks like that because it gets used, dodgy lacquer seems less of an issue :)

Glad the tyres are working well for you. I certainly rated them.
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