Operation Blue Streak New Home Required, SOLD

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks Mick, much appreciated. I think once the leaky pipe is sorted it shouldnt take too much to get her roadworthy asides the usual service items as she seems to be a good solid old girl, I want to show her off sometime this year, the National if not the Challenge Ecosse!
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by mds141 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:14 pm

I could run you down to Tom's/wherever, so you can drive it back. We could make it a BXClub day out.
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:25 pm

Cheers mark but its not roadworthy.
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by RxBX » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:38 am

Firstly apologies for the delay in uploading the photo's (As I took most of them) from the trip to Taunton this Monday !

Altogether Guy's & Gal's !

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Tim Leech wrote:Thanks Mick, much appreciated. I think once the leaky pipe is sorted it shouldnt take too much to get her roadworthy asides the usual service items as she seems to be a good solid old girl, I want to show her off sometime this year, the National if not the Challenge Ecosse!
Basically the main problem which needs addressing first to Tim's new acquisition is the maaaaaaaaaasive LHM leak on the rear N/S area, it takes/looses at least one litre of LHM fluid within two to three minutes of running just to enable to move the vehicle on or off the transporter/trailer each time it was moved :shock:

I'm only guessing that its one of the long suspension feed pipes from the front to rear which has burst as it goes over the rear sub-frame tube or possibly the shorter feed pipe from the 'T' connector to the N/S side suspension cylinder (Or even both) :?

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by docchevron » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:54 am

bloody hell, 60916 is still going then!
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 Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by RxBX » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:33 am

docchevron wrote:bloody hell, 60916 is still going then!
Why do you state that Chris :?

Was it involved in some big RTA or was it fubured in some other way, as I've seen much older buses than '02' plated still on the road ?

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Kitch » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:55 pm

RxBX wrote:
docchevron wrote:bloody hell, 60916 is still going then!
Why do you state that Chris :?

Was it involved in some big RTA or was it fubured in some other way, as I've seen much older buses than '02' plated still on the road ?

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Buses don't live long in Chris' neck of the woods......

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Forget buses! Anyone want to mend a BX? Lol
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by citsncycles » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:44 pm

I've not managed to get the full list of jobs done on Timex (rain stopped play) but it's back on the road again and slightly closer to oil tight than it was.

I'll pm Tom and see if he's around at all this weekend for me to have a go at pinpointing where this LHM leak is.
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Your a star thanks Mike.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by docchevron » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:01 am

RxBX wrote:
docchevron wrote:bloody hell, 60916 is still going then!
Why do you state that Chris :?

Was it involved in some big RTA or was it fubured in some other way, as I've seen much older buses than '02' plated still on the road ?

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indeed, we have many older than that where I work, this particular one though has always been a complete nail, I think so far it's on engine number 4...
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by citsncycles » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:36 pm

All being well, it looks like Timex will meet the Blue Streak on Tuesday - I'm not expecting to stop the leak, although I'll see if I can grab a couple of pipes beforehand, but I should be able to pinpoint the problem and if possible remove the offending pipe in order to get a replacement made up. I'm on a long run of shifts after that, so not sure when the next stage will happen but we should at least know what you're in for.
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks again Mike.
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:57 am

Tuesday confirmed chaps. WIll be nice to have a better chat with Mike, we met only very briefly whilst steeing up the NEC stand last year.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:38 am

Thanks guys, let me know what I owe you.
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR