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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:27 am

MULLEY wrote:Now sporting her winter boots, come on snow i'm waiting for you :lol:
Thing is will you find it if it snows?
Last edited by Tim Leech on Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by jonathan_dyane » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:05 pm

Roverman wrote:Think is will you find it if it snows?
What?
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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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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:43 am

jonathan_dyane wrote:
Roverman wrote:Think is will you find it if it snows?
What?
Wakey wakey jonathan, Mulleys TXD is white as is snow
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:02 pm

Erm, its not normally as clean as fresh snow :lol: :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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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:08 pm

MULLEY wrote:Erm, its not normally as clean as fresh snow :lol: :lol:
OK slush coloured then!
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:53 pm

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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:05 pm

Roverman wrote:
jonathan_dyane wrote:
Roverman wrote:Think is will you find it if it snows?
What?
Wakey wakey jonathan, Mulleys TXD is white as is snow
The thingG is, I thinK you may have made a mistake and hence made the sentence a bit hard to follow....
this might be a signature

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:16 am

DavidRutherford wrote:
Roverman wrote:
jonathan_dyane wrote: What?
Wakey wakey jonathan, Mulleys TXD is white as is snow
The thingG is, I thinK you may have made a mistake and hence made the sentence a bit hard to follow....
Indeed I did, all edited now!
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:50 am

Didn't know 'thing' had two 'g's David :lol:

Mulley, how do winter tyres perform when it's dry?
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:20 pm

Like their on ice :wink: :lol: :lol:

Depends upon the air temperature, above 7deg'c & they feel soft & a bit floaty which you get used to, below this temp then they feel pretty planted.

Because the compound is very soft, to avoid wearing them out, i tend to slow down more for corners, not because the tyres dont have the grip because they do, just so they'll last.

I've had this set for 2 winters already (it may even be 3?, i can't remember tbh), so this will be their 3rd/4th season & i suspect it may be their last outing. However, what i'll do is check them in April next year for wear, if they are too worn for next winter i'll just use them in the summer until their down to the legal minimum & then i'll swap over to my vredesteins & purchase some more winter tyres.

They have proved to be so handy, whilst every other pratt on the road is struggling, that i wont be without winter tyres ever again, best investment i've made. I think i paid £28 each, however i'll probably try a different brand to see if they are even better, but i've been suitably impressed by these Debica's.

By the way, they are great in wet conditions, zero aquaplaing as the tread depth is very deep.
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
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Post by docchevron » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:24 am

I've never used winter tyres, and never had a problem, but then we dont really get winter down here!

Maybe winter tyres would perform better in the dry if filled with nitrogen?
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:32 am

@ 108412 changed the oil from 10w 40 semi to 15w 40 mineral, will see if that makes any difference to oil consumption/leaks etc... Changed the oil filter along with the fuel filter (recycled an old fuel filter, by cleaning it), total cost was approx £12, aaaaaah cheap motoring :lol:

Just out of interest, is it necessary to change the oil filter every 6k along with the oil, or can it be changed at 12k instead whilst continuing to change the oil at 6k?

And, can oil filters be cleaned out & re-used?

Only reason for asking is not just to save a few quid, but more from an ecological point of view.
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 Jan 09, 2010 1:48 pm

I've been having sluggish peformance for a while, & its gotten quite bad. See thread link below:

http://bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11591

Now sorted kinda, we'll see how long it lasts for.

Luving the snow in the bx, not had a single problem unlike the rest of em driving around as though they are bambi on ice :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 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:50 pm

Hopefully found a decent garage called Frontlines, today i got the driver side strut return pipe changed as the original (approx 2yrs old) was porous, this was a gsf cheapie, obviously not upto the job. I would have done this myself, but lack of time & shitty weather stopped me. Other leak diagnosed as leaking suspension return pipe, the one that goes into the height corrector. Octopus was found to be ok, so this was repaired by cutting the damaged part off. Replacement pedal box fitted, at last i have power & i dont have to push the bloody throttle pedal towards the brake pedal to get the car to move, feels like a turbo under the bonnet now. Had to have a litre of lhm added as well. The old pedal box will be welded to fix the crack & then returned back to me. Also checked the front subframe bolts as i felt they were loose, apparently one was, so thats been tightened up, so i'm hoping the mildly annoying clonk sound that i occasionaly get is now banished. All in £112, not too bad :D I supplied all the parts except the lhm.
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.

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:50 pm

A couple of days ago whilst braking i noticed quite a loud pulsing sound from the back of the rear car, suspect rear brakes, perhaps a cracked disc? No time & weather is against me, so back into frontlines today to get sorted, glad i've just been paid my bonus, unfortunately most seems to be going into this motah :x :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.