Was Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:46 am

Ian, Alan Goodyear (from Rust in Peace) has a E plate white estate in his yard with the same interior trim in if you need anything....plus he has LOTS of the correct type of wheel trims if your bothered.
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

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:29 am

Thanks Tim. The dashboard is actually damaged at one end, the driver's door pocket is cracked and all seats are a bit frayed. Not really got budget for cosmetics at the moment though. I'm aware that there can't be many left with this interior though.

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:58 pm

Our first Mk2 had the same interior, my 89F has the darker grey trim with red/grey herringbone trim.
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
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:45 am

New rear washer pump fitted, new wiper blades fitted, replacement stereo not fitted as I can't get the old one out. I don't have small enough Torx bits. Frustrating. I only ever fit stereos to BXs in a way that means you only have to remove the four panel screws to get it out. Whoever fitted this one did not do that.

The alternator light began faintly glowing last night with the heater on full pelt, HRW and main beam all in action. Something else to check!

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:51 pm

Changed the upper engine mount. Has improved things, but it will still shunt quite badly if provoked. Tim - does the offer of a lower mount still stand? I'm guessing that replacing that one might be a muckier job...

Also adjusted the clutch as the bite was right on the floor. May have gone too high now, but it isn't slipping. Might just be that I'd already got used to the bite being so low.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:55 pm

Sure does mate, let me know
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

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:53 pm

I think I've found a problem...
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Way2go » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:58 pm

Missing slide lock?
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:20 pm

Yup. Limped home from the tyre place and then had a rather desperate search through my horrifically messy garage for the spare caliper I knew I had somewhere. Found it eventually and now all sorted!

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:56 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Ian, Alan Goodyear (from Rust in Peace) has a E plate white estate in his yard with the same interior trim in if you need anything....plus he has LOTS of the correct type of wheel trims if your bothered.
What IS the right wheel trim combo for the RD? The non-BX ones it currently wears are starting to look scruffy.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by MULLEY » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:07 pm

How would that have happened?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
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2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
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I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:10 am

It's the same as the mk1 type as fitted to timex but they are all silver.
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

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:35 am

Mulley - it seems the side locker wasn't correctly fitted and must have fallen out. There's then nothing to stop the pad escaping other than the wheel. No harm done. Nothing to indicate that this had happened until the wheel came off. Brakes still worked very well!

Tim - thanks. Wondering if I've got a set of those still kicking about somewhere. Fixing the brakes reminded how much I hate wheel bolts. Studs make life a LOT easier!

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:47 am

If not Ian, I picked up a set of 4 for £10 from Alan Goodyear.
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

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Decided to check the level in the gearbox. Got over a litre in! Quite low then...

Gearchange is better now! All ready for a 500 mile trip to Kent and back.