Ian's BX 16TGS

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:09 am

Found the hand winder for the sun roof. It fell into the consol around the handbrake. Tried to get it out with a magnet. Its now gone under the hand brake. I now have to take out the console. At least I can take out the pound coin that has been lying in there since I’ve had the car.

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by rutter123 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 am

Ahh, beat you there I got £1.27 and €1, a paper clip, a fruit pastel, a dead 10amp fuse and a comb from under my console.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Ah! But I haven’t taken out my console yet, so I don’t know what else I’ll find.

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by panky » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:24 pm

An Ikea pencil probably, they get everywhere.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by rutter123 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 pm

Or an Argos pen that doesn't work.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 pm

Rutter123, you win. I found £1.01, some sweet wrappers and a drawing pin.

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:37 am

I found a fiver once, under the gearstick gaitor! Was proper chuffed.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by rutter123 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:42 pm

I have since removed the complete interior and can add more to my tally, lurking under the front seats, 2 McDonalds sugar packets contents intact, a lighter, a pass for a campsite in Bere Regis dated Sep 2006, 2 of the plastic caps that hold the side panels in the boot and a further 16p in coppers, nothing under the back seat.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:36 pm

Ok, ok, i is a looser! Stop rubbing it in.

But my new wheels arrived this morning. At bloody 06:50.

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by rutter123 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:38 pm

At least that gives you all day to fit them.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:06 pm

If only it were so. That thing called work gets in the way.

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:52 am

Car now has T&T. Still requires a bit of welding at the bottom of the B post, and the I’ll have to have look why the fog lights aren’t working at the rear. Switch illuminates, but no lights. It needs a good clean and polish. Oh and drive it

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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:42 am

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First time I’ve been under the car since it came back from Robs. Trying to locate a cracking sound and a rattle. The rattle appears to be the centre box of the exhaust collapsing. The cracking sound I cannot replicate, it seems to come from the suspension when it raises and lowers. It might be from the swing arm bearing, but I’m open to any suggestions. Getting it prepared for a trip to Scotland at the end month.
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Hi Ian

Yes the crack is normally the arm bearings, I would get the replaced ASAP!
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Re: Ian's BX 16TGS

Post by Meter rat » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi Tim,
Thought it might be. Plans may have to change for the car and life. Just found out we’re to be made redundant. It’s voluntary at the moment. Looking to reduce the staffing levels by half this year, and we’re pretty sure the whole department will be closed in 2020.