hey all update time.
so last week i did a little work on the bx,
i managed to get the fuel tank off and found the leak. was actually more simple than i expected!
it turned out to be the fuel sender unit that somehow has cracked due to the car sitting on something pushing the bottom of the tank up.
i just need to find a replacement and i will be good to go with that.
i took off the original fuel lines as they were pretty bad, when i grabbed hold of one it just crumpled in my hand. i have some nice nylon pipe on its way to replace it with.
sadly theres some rust in where the front 2 bolts that hold in the rear subframe come through... not sure how i am going to fix that but i am pretty sure i am going to have to take off the outer sill. its a shame as the outer sill has no rust on it grrr.
i took the rear subframe off to check it over. seems all good but i am going to replace all the rubber bits (ordered 2 new boots from chevronics). it needs a clean. it turns out the leak on the back end was just the operations return (i think) from the height corrector... it went into a rubber pipe then went back into a metal one.
i also started work on the other blower motor, that is now cleaned up, greased/oiled and back with the car to be fit in.
ive got to repair one of the air recirculation flaps... one of them has rotted out on one of the fixing points. sadly its the side that the motor uses to turn the flap.
this is how it should look...
this is how it does look...
so cut the rubber seal off the metal flap.. i can glue it back on as i did not damage it
a broken metal flap missing one of its pivot points. with all that was left in the bit of plastic next to it.
can see why it never actually moved...
this is how it should be.. (just flipped over)
im going to do the old cut out and weld new method of repair. sure i could make a whole complete flap but meh.. its going to get painted anyway. so long as i keep it nice and flat on the edges it wont matter how it looks.
just so you guys know, i have made 2 new videos, check them out!
fuel tank removal video:
subframe removal video:
till next time guys!