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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:57 pm

Frontlines have sorted out my battery clamps & put some new one's on, so that'll hopefully avoid any future issues with arcing, also fitted back the pedal box panel that made the car very noisey, some £58 later though. Let's hope i don't need anything else doing this month :cry: Got to sort out an alternator as well, just incase the heap that was fitted doesnt last that long. Is it the comutator that gets buggered on these? anyone know how to change one on an alternator & whereabouts can i buy one for a cheap price?
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 Defender110 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:48 pm

I have got many alternators working again simply by cleaning the face of the brushes and the armature with fine emery tape.
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Post by ken newbold » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:22 pm

It's usually the brushes that wear down :(

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Post by BX596 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:06 pm

MULLEY wrote:Frontlines have sorted out my battery clamps & put some new one's on, so that'll hopefully avoid any future issues with arcing, also fitted back the pedal box panel that made the car very noisey, some £58 later though. Let's hope i don't need anything else doing this month :cry: Got to sort out an alternator as well, just incase the heap that was fitted doesnt last that long. Is it the comutator that gets buggered on these? anyone know how to change one on an alternator & whereabouts can i buy one for a cheap price?
Whatever you do,don't disturb the main hydraulic feed pipe when replacing the alternator.That's what led to the demise of my Burgundy beauty :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Latest tank of fuel managed to last 717 miles, this meant an average of over 53mpg, not bad for a car where the engine is revving away, if only these cars had a nice long 6th gear, now that would surely mean 60+ on a run :D

Off the back of the post about Shell fuel save fuel, i've filled up today with it, so i'll report back on my findings to see if it makes one iota of difference.
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 Oct 10, 2010 11:08 pm

I saved 1 litre in fuel usage :D Not great, but better than nowt.

Sunday i did another oil change along with filter, also hoovered out the air filter element & box. Mileage currently at 120010, horn stopped working about 2wks ago, so need to get that sorted....
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 Oct 16, 2010 1:50 pm

AlfaMan captured me on his daily commute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvZ3G2Fh-vI
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 docchevron » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:26 pm

wow, his Alfa is VERY VERY narrow!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:49 am

I swear you were pulling away from him off that roundabout - making all those 71 rampaging horses count!
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Post by citsncycles » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:09 pm

wow, his Alfa is VERY VERY narrow!
Probably all that lovely italian metalwork either rusted away or fell off :lol:

Looking at that vid reminded of when I used to work in Bristol - I'm glad I don't see traffic like that every day now! The biggest problem I get is occasionally being stuck behind a tractor onthe A38
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Post by Oscar » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:52 am

MULLEY wrote:AlfaMan captured me on his daily commute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvZ3G2Fh-vI
Something gorgeous about a BX in motion....usually don't see it when you're driving them.
(Red BX 1.7TZD ("Well, it is a style icon" - Tom Sheppard)) "Was", Tom, "was"

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Post by scarecrow » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Rather sadly I'm going to find a nice spot to position my niece with a video camera so she can catch the bx cornering nicely.

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:12 pm

If i'd known about the camera, i'd have booted it to see how much smoke comes out of her :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 Alfa_man » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:30 am

HI,

I was looking for the thread and couldn't find it until now :oops:

The Alfa went early in the year, there are no lies they cost a FORTUNE to keep on the road. It was a low mileage '04 156 JTD M-Jet Lusso that was baby'd on a daily basis for nearly 3 year's - it still broke well beyond my wallet :evil:

Anyway, I took the plunge and got a full bike licence and bought a Japanese bike - a Suzuki GS500f. As you can see it slip's through the traffic with little effort, cost button's to run and when you need to has a decent turn of speed.

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We have a Grand Scenic at home for the family so it work's out ok...

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:19 pm

Time to get a BX alfaman :D

Last tankful of sainsbury's finest gave me 54mpg :shock: I'm pretty sure i wasn't even driving that economically, perhaps with 120k on the clock the car is finally run in :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.