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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Well, whatever it is I hope you find out soon. Best of luck.
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:14 pm

Got another droplink & will attempt to do the other side this weekend. I think its due an oil & filter change as well & if i have time i'll probably empty the hydraflush, filter it & then pop it back in to continue the good work that it appears to have been doing. I'll also replace the little extra filter that i'd fitted & take some photos of the shite its managed to capture for all to wonder at :lol:

Finally did my avatar, its the TXD in the snow that we had this year :D I think i was the only 2wd that was in that deep :lol:
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:08 pm

Changed the oil & filter at just over 102k which is the appropriate service time. Also removed the external filter from the lhm tank as it was looking quite grubby inside it.

So need to buy another replacement filter to carry on the good job that its clearly been doing. Once i've cracked it open, i'll take some piccies of how much crap its filtered out & post them for everyone to view & go urghhhhh :shock: :lol: :lol:

Last tank, i did 810 miles on 65litres of diesel.
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Today i emptied the lhm tank of the hydraflush (clock showing approx 102500 miles), cleaned the tank etc... & re-filtered the hydraflush & popped it back in. A surprising amount of crap its managed to pick up out of the whole lhm system, not nearly as bad as the original time i emptied out the lhm, but still not insignificant.

Got a replacement external fuel filter which i've attached to the brake feed pipe that joins the lhm tank to hopefully continue the good work the previous filter did. Just got to work out how to break open the old one without destroying the internal paper filter, so i can post a piccy of how much crud it did collect.

I also noticed something a bit strange today, which got me in a panic but it now seems ok??? Before doing the hydraflush change today, i did some citreaobics, & noticed a fair amount of lhm/hydraflush pissing out somewhere. I couldnt spot where it was coming from, perhaps the front height corrector or near that area?? But as soon as i stopped doing the citreaobics it stopped peeing out. It wasnt losing litres of the stuff, but a good 100mls approx which was enough to make me think "OH SHIT".

I'll post this up in the techie section to see if anyone's got any ideas etc...
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:47 pm

A new ball joint has now hopefully sorted out the clonking suspension, i've yet to take her out on Sheffields crap roads to test her yet, as when i got her home she wouldnt start the next day. Diagnosis was a loose negative connection at the battery, now tightened up & the car lives to fight again. Mechanic left the old ball joint in the car for me to have a look at, erm it was fuckedddddd, no wonder the clonking was so damn loud :lol:
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by Way2go » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:41 am

MULLEY wrote: noticed a fair amount of lhm/hydraflush pissing out somewhere. I couldnt spot where it was coming from, perhaps the front height corrector or near that area?? But as soon as i stopped doing the citreaobics it stopped peeing out. It wasnt losing litres of the stuff, but a good 100mls approx which was enough to make me think "OH SHIT".

I'll post this up in the techie section to see if anyone's got any ideas etc...
It points pretty heavily to your Octopus by the sound of it! :(
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:01 pm

The starting problems are now solved, a knackered battery which has been replaced foc under warranty. Everytime i stopped anywhere whilst i was on my hols, i had to get a jump start which was slightly annoying to say the least, so had to cut my hols short, mind you the weather turned shite so it wasnt a total loss anyway's.

Also managed to snap the bloody indicator stalk, i've superglued it, we'll see how long it lasts, anyone got a spare 2nd hand one lying about?
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Thanks to Ken, in Sunny Wakefield on Saturday, she's now sporting a new driver side front caliper with new pads in both sides. Also de-scaled the discs to get rid of the ridges of rust. I can now use my handbrake without having the brakes binding on anymore, hurrah.

A creaking sound at the rear which i thought was an arm bearing, has hopefully turned out not to be the case. I couldnt remember which side Ken had done, which turned out to be the psgr side rear, so the anti-roll bar clamps were tightened up & the main bolt which goes through the rear arm was also tightened. No more creaking, hurrah & saved the job of swapping the arm over for a known good 2nd hand rear arm.

Sunroof which had a cable snap ages ago, the glass was not level with the roof, Ken kindly fiddled with it & although it still doesnt work, its at least level now so wont let in loads of water, which it has done recently with the bad weather. Nothing quite like driving off from standstill & then seeing loads of water pissing into the car :lol: So thats sorted, its a shame i cant use the sunroof, but heyho, perhaps next year it'll get sorted.

Does anyone know anything about the sunroof cables & how they are attached (are they brazed on?). So with the inside roof removed is it actually an easy fix?

Once again it was good to catch up on news etc...& thanks for sorting out Orca to hopefully keep her running reliably & more importantly safely :D

Good luck with your trip upto Bonny Scotland, fingers crossed that you've got yourself a good un & that you get back safe & sound & enjoy your trip back down South :D I'll have to pop back up to see said beast.
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:55 pm

What a bloody epic, after 5hrs i completed the following today.

Changed the hydraflush to nice green lhm. Cleaned up the front discs some more with a wire brush. 1st time i've ever bled brakes, peace of piss, rather a lot of gunk came out of the psgr side front. I didnt bleed the rears as i was worried about the bleed nipple shearing off. Typically the new caliper had a smaller sized nut on the bleed nipple than the psgr side. Why the hell did they change the size????

I cleaned out the lhm tank, de-rusted the rust spots on it, cleaned the filters & the plastic top part of the tank which all the pipes fit onto, as it was covered in 17 years of shite. Cleaned up they myriad of pipes that fit onto the tank.

Again, when i put the car on low with the engine running it started pissing out of somewhere, soon as i switched the engine off it stopped, i think i may have mentioned this before, anyone deffo know what it is?

De-rusted the inside of the engine bay. Filtered the hydraflush so that it can live another day for one of my other beasts. Typically the car was a bit of a git to rise again, perhaps i didnt prime the pump enough, i did it 3 times along with turning the bleed screw 1/4 turn for what seemed like hundreds of times. Finally she rose.

Hopefully thats the last time i'll have to do this for another 3 years, its not difficult, it just seems to take so much time cleaning & drying everything. But a job well done, & i even remembered to put the plastic disc in the bottom of the lhm tank this time. Seeing as i'd already hydraflushed the car once before, there was again a surprising amount of shit in the tank.

What i've noticed, is that even when you follow the correct process, there still seems to be quite a lot of dirty lhm/hydraflush in the pipes/system, so it doesnt all return back to the lhm tank afterall. Is there any way you can encourage more of it back into the tank?
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:11 pm

The kind Gent that Ken is, kindly swapped the driver side rear arm for a known good one yesterday, so hopefully the groaning/creaking is no more & the suspension should be a bit less choppy as a result.

Turns out the rear disc was totally buggered, rusted to shit. Gave it a clean to help out, but a replacement will be sorted shortly. Also seemed that the bleed nipple on the rear caliper wasnt in that tight, so whilst bleeding the brake to get some crud out of the system, there was a fair bit of air in the lhm, thats probably why the disc was shagged as the caliper probably wasnt working very well. At least thats sorted that problem out for the future. I'll also check out the other side as well as i'll be changing both just for safety purposes & to ensure consistent braking power on both sides.

Had a spin in the XM, bleeding maaaaaaaaaaasive, but very enjoyable :D Good to also catch up with car chat etc... & to view the fleet :wink:

I did offer to clean the interior of one or more of the cars, but as it turned out the bleeding vax was bust (well it worked ok the last time i used it) :oops: . Ken took it apart & it would appear to be a faulty coil is stopping the water solution from coming out of the various nozzles. At least i now know how to take it apart & put it back to together, just got to take the bit out & get it checked that its deffo bust & then get a replacement if possible & then do the job i said that i would, a bit embarrasing to say the least.....especially after i'd been whittling on how good it was :x Is Vax a subsidiary of Citroen :?: :lol:
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:08 pm

Rang my local gsf branch yesterday, have you got any front spheres in, yes sir we've got 2, great i said, can you check the dates on them for me, no problem sir. Erm 2007, no thanks i said, guy started laughing, erm the other one say's 2004 :lol: :lol:

So he kindly ordered me some, checked that they'd come in today, both were made Sept 2009, i'll have em please.

Fitted them this evening, along with a new front wiper blade as the old one was smearing the water over the windscreen. So hopefully tomorrow after driving to work & back on Sheffield's notoriously shite roads i'll report back to see if they've made much of a difference to the old ones's, which incidently came off one of Ken's old motors that was at his local scrappy. I didnt realise that there are specific ones for the hatch & the estate, & the one's i'd been using were estate one's, not sure what the exact difference is, i'd presumed it was just the rears that were different. Hoping that it will be a bit softer on the front end.

Started back on the veg oil again this tankfull, it worked out at 84p a litre, so saved 22p a litre over derv, so bunged in 24 litres, saving over a fiver, so thats 60-70 miles of free motoring :D
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:40 pm

I'm pleased to report that the front of the car seems a lot softer, so its seems to have had the desired affect, now should i change the rears as well :?: Hmm, not sure, it seems fairly softish when pusing down on the rear, but since i dont have a reference they might be considered firm :?:
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Only if you've got money to burn :lol:

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:06 pm

That'll be me then :shock: :lol: :lol: erm no, but what price comfort? Do you reckon they need changing, or did they seem ok to you when you last had a look ken?
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

Now sporting her winter boots, come on snow i'm waiting for you :lol:
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
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.