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Post by MULLEY » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:15 pm

Got the car back this evening, new discs & pads fitted, they also replaced the dust shield on one side but informed me that the other one which was fitted about 2yrs ago was knackered, so when i change to my summer tyres i'll replace that as well.

I had a look at the old discs, they hadnt cracked, but one of them had the surface breaking up, hence the horrendous noise & brake judder, totally knackered. So another £47 to keep the heap on the road, not taking into account the £190 road tax for the year a day earlier. Fingers crossed nothing else goes wrong as i've got the mot due mid april....
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 Apr 10, 2010 10:21 pm

Changed my winter tyres over to my summer tyres today. Also fitted a new dust shield to the driver side rear caliper. Managed to borrow a neighbours power washer so i could clean out all the crappy lhm that had pissed out & was covering the inside of the wheel arch, caliper, brake disc & anything else in the vincinity. It was great, hopefully the car wont fail its mot for leaky lhm as the car doesnt actually leak now, except near the fdv of course :x

Also cleaned the interior so its now spotless & also did the exterior, almost looks like new :D

Whilst i had the power washer, i cleaned the inside of all my alloy wheels to get rid of brake dust & grime, only the 3 sets :lol: I feel totaly fucked now & time for beddybyes :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.

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:32 pm

I got a new shiny Bosal rear exhaust box fitted today. Bad news was the price, it cost the garage over £46 :shock: I moaned & said i could have got one off e-bay for about half that. Owner said why didn't i, i said that i was quoted £30. Good news was that they agreed to £50 all in inc fitting, so i was well chuffed. I even got the pipes on the fdv tightened up whilst it was on the ramps as well :D

Funny thing though, was that when the rear box was attached, it was about a foot proud of the rear bumper, it was only a bleedin estate one :lol: :lol: So they cut the rear pipe down to size, so it actually looks a bit sporty. I did take a piccy on my phone of the large tailpipe sticking out, when i work out how to post it up on the forum, i will.

Lets just hope that the middle box lasts, as that looked a bit crusty, i may be on the look out for a bargain sooner rather than later.

Also noticed quite a bit of engine oil coming out of the back of the engine, couldnt pinpoint where it was coming from, but i suspect it may be the rocker cover gasket at the rear, as the front is bone dry. Is this a typical place for it to go at the back? Could do with a damn good steam clean to then see where its really coming from to pinpoint all leaks if there's more than one. At least with the exhaust i'm motoring again :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

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

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Post by MULLEY » Thu May 20, 2010 11:21 pm

Thanks to Kevan (Defender110) for welding up the inner wings on my car.

Fitted the rear light clusters with the green tint, as i've always wanted some. All i need to do now is track down the blue & the red one's & then i'll have a complete set :lol:

Kevan kindly spotted that the driver side outer cvjoint boot had split, so local garage sorted that out for me today, £45 later, its all adding up this year :cry:

Fitted a 2nd hand stereo to the car this evening, couldnt get it to fit correctly so it kinda sticks out, i'll have another go when i've got time, i think its just some wires getting fouled up. Thought i'd spotted why the psgr front speaker wasn't working, re-wired it up & it still didn't work :x I think i'll have to get a pro to have a look (Where are you Ray :lol: ).

The stereo is absolute crap tbh, i got it off e-bay & its well used shall we say. The front panel is an absolute bitch to get back on once removed, its also split on the back & even worse one of the metal contacts was fucked, so luckily i've managed to repair that, so now it works, & at last i can play cd's which the other one stopped doing sometime ago :x Plus side to the crappy stereo was that it didn't cost me a fortune, about £20 & low & behold there was a cd in it :lol: That's the 2nd one i've bought with a cd in it & a freebie i got also had a cd inside it as well, although kids nursery rhymes didnt sit well with me, so i returned that one :lol:

I've also over the last few days got the kurust stuff & painted any rusty areas i can see on the car & inside the engine bay & underneath the bonnet. Plan is to rub all these areas down & re-paint them to hopefully stop the dreaded rust from spreading. None of it's too bad, except the rear door shuts on both sides, but it does seem to spread if not controlled & seeing as i intend to keep this car for the forseeable future, i'm conserving the old gal best i can. Could do with waxoyling underneath as well, i'll have a look into getting a pro to do that.
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 rayfenwick » Fri May 21, 2010 12:00 am

MULLEY wrote:Thought i'd spotted why the psgr front speaker wasn't working, re-wired it up & it still didn't work :x I think i'll have to get a pro to have a look (Where are you Ray :lol: ).
If we're both at the National Ill' gladly sort it for you. I'll bring my toolbox anyway :)
MULLEY wrote:I've also over the last few days got the kurust stuff & painted any rusty areas i can see on the car & inside the engine bay & underneath the bonnet. Plan is to rub all these areas down & re-paint them to hopefully stop the dreaded rust from spreading. None of it's too bad, except the rear door shuts on both sides, but it does seem to spread if not controlled & seeing as i intend to keep this car for the forseeable future, i'm conserving the old gal best i can. Could do with waxoyling underneath as well, i'll have a look into getting a pro to do that.
I'm going to be doing that too, though brother is pretty handy with all that stuff, so I'll leave it to him, and stick to electrical bits :)
Ray

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Post by MULLEY » Fri May 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Thats very kind of you Ray for your offer. Does your brother want to do some waxoyling at the national, might be busy all day & could be an earner :wink:
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 rayfenwick » Fri May 21, 2010 8:41 pm

MULLEY wrote:Thats very kind of you Ray for your offer.
No worries. I get some perverse enjoyment from it :roll:
MULLEY wrote:Does your brother want to do some waxoyling at the national, might be busy all day & could be an earner :wink:
Not sure if he's coming, but I'll do my best :)
Ray

The Fleet (most recent first):
2000 Citroën XM 3.0 24V V6 Exclusive Auto (pre-MOT)
1997 Citroën XM 2.0 TCT Exclusive Auto (for sale)
1979 Citroën CX 2.4 EI Cmatic Prestige (slowly being restored)

1992 Alfa Romeo 164 Lusso 3.0 v6 12v Manual (on the to-do list)

www.citroencarclub.co.uk

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 21, 2010 9:39 pm

Ahh thats a though, could do a BX fixathon on the Sunday at the national? While us useless ones stand round holding cups of tea!
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Post by rayfenwick » Fri May 21, 2010 11:11 pm

Roverman wrote:Ahh thats a though, could do a BX fixathon on the Sunday at the national? While us useless ones stand round holding cups of tea!
I like this plan. Milk, no sugar please :)
Ray

The Fleet (most recent first):
2000 Citroën XM 3.0 24V V6 Exclusive Auto (pre-MOT)
1997 Citroën XM 2.0 TCT Exclusive Auto (for sale)
1979 Citroën CX 2.4 EI Cmatic Prestige (slowly being restored)

1992 Alfa Romeo 164 Lusso 3.0 v6 12v Manual (on the to-do list)

www.citroencarclub.co.uk

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:08 pm

The car did a grand job last weekend, managed to house 2 mtb's with all the wheels attached, by dropping the rear seats down, sometimes wish i'd gotten an estate though as that would be an even better load lugger.
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 sub777w » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:00 pm

mate she is wicked, mine is like yours well the white one it will have a borch pump on it must send pics . :lol:
1993 1.7 tzd red
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Cheers :D

Thanks to sub777w, i fitted the y piece on top of the lhm tank. Damn thing was a tight fit, so i need to rebore it out a little more to get it to fit better, i'll borrow a drill when i can to get it sorted. I resorted to wedging & turning a screwdriver down it to get it to open up a bit. Nothings ever as simple as you think :lol:

Did an oil filter & oil change this evening, such cheap motoring :lol: :lol: Oil was £12.95 & filter about £4 & just my time.

Also hoovered the k&n air filter, quite amazing how much crap came out of it, so it's obviously doing its job well, this appears to be a regular thing that i do everytime i change the oil. Its not dirty enough to need washing & re-oiling just yet, perhaps in another years time or so.

Suspension is clonking a bit on driver side, it may be a bush or 2 on the suspension arm possibly, i've ruled out balljoint & droplink, as they've been done in the last year or so, i'll have to get the garage to have a look & report back to me, typical, more expense :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.

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Post by sub777w » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:00 pm

mate boil a kettle chuck it in or in a cup with hot water for 30 secs .get it out with pioty nose pliyer wil fit no probs ,done it loads of times. cheers ps dont dril it its suppose to be tight fit. :wink: :wink:
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:32 pm

Aha, cracking idea, i'll give it a go :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

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

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:50 pm

Forgot to mention that the mileage was 114606 when i did the service.
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.