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Post by Alfa_man » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:29 pm

54mpg is still a bit thirsty for me :lol:

I also looked at insurance, £250 for a BX TD, more than my wifes 05 Grand scenic :shock:

If the right GTI came up though 8)

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Post by Defender110 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:15 pm

If you get a pre 90 BX TXD you will be eligable for cheap clasic car insurance unlike the scenic!
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1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:24 pm

I insured my 1990 Gti 8valve on a classic policy for £140. Insurance is so strange though, you'd have thought a much more expensive newer car would cost more to insure, but no :x Like most things, if you shop around then i'm sure you can get it cheaper, i only pay £180 fully comp to run my txd & its our main car :D

How many mpg do you get from your bike?
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
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Post by jacksun1987 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:24 pm

my tzd at the moment fully com with all the bits and bobs. Is 109 pound a month.
It went up 20 pound when we move house. Should be cheaper next year 2 years no claims i hope.
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Post by Alfa_man » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:33 pm

MULLEY wrote:How many mpg do you get from your bike?
60-65mpg 8)

I have bought a potential replacment though. It needs a good service but by the end of the week I will be riding a Suzuki SV650 sport :twisted:

Did a 400 mile round trip to fetch it though :roll:

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:41 pm

Nice looking bike :D

Changed my tyres over to winter boots today, did a bit of rust correction on the rear sill & painted it up. Also did the same with the rear wing while i had the wheel off where there was a bit of rust bubbling coming through.

Managed to take the horn off, gave the connectors a clean up, still doesn't work :cry:

Didn't have time to check the glowplugs today, if the weather's ok tomorrow i'll have a go.
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 Dec 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Sunny Wakefield today to see my mate Ken, as per usual he's a gent & a legend, learnt a lot today.

All you's saying its a 5 min job to change the glow plugs, erm no, even Ken i think was surprised by the lack of access, the main air pipe to the airbox was taken off & then the top plastic cover that sits above the engine to make access at least possible. We compared my set-up to Ken's motors, & his deffo seemed nicer access than mine, well it is my car afterall & as i've found out over the years although it's a good un, it does have unusual things happen to it that have never happened before :lol:

There were 2 dead glowplugs, so i must have been doing well to get the bugger to start when it was approx -10 8)

Also replaced the crank seal at the pump end as it was leaking. Re-tightened up the belt as well, was going to put a new belt on but realised the one i had must have been for my gti, so it was waaaay to big :cry: At least i know how to do it now, so i'll get a replacement belt shortly & fit it when its warmer.

Ken kindly looked at the handbrake cables, nowt wrong with them, it would appear that they were iced up when they were one, when i released the handbrake the cables stayed in place & came off the runners, so just had to re-attach & now i've got my handbrake back & working great.

Bit of duct tape over the main pipe that goes into the thermostat, it was showing a bit of wear where the air pipe was rubbing it, hopefully keep that going for a bit longer.

Cheers Ken, it's great when the jobs go well & merry xmas mate.

I'm booked into Westroen next week to get some nice rear spheres fitted, so looking forward to the ride & handling to improve, it currently feels like a normal sprung car :oops:

Now what else needs doing :wink: :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 Defender110 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:16 pm

should that be cam seal rather than crank seal buddy?
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1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:52 pm

:oops: Erm yes, i knew what i meant :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 Defender110 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:32 am

Thought you'd done well whipping the gearbox out and back in during a visit to change the heater plugs :?
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1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:33 pm

Satnav decided to take me across snake pass today :o stupid thing, luckily conditions weren't too bad. I even got overtaken as well, either the geezer is finnish, has winter tyres on was mad :lol: I did slow down & let him pass though.

Made it to Westroen & Doug sorted out some nice rear spheres, the old ones had about 10 bar of pressure left in them, so at least they weren't totally knackered & therefore he can re-charge them for another lucky bx owner. Checked the accy sphere as well & decided to change that, so all in £90 & fitted, i'm happy, cheers Douglas :D

He also spotted that the bolt which holds the camshaft circular disc was loose, so loctited that back on for me, glad he spotted that as i could have been unlucky & that could have ended up somewhere with consequences.

Car is now deffo smoother riding, happy times. Mileage now is approx 123500.
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 docchevron » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:28 am

Camshaft circular disc?
Whats one of them then??
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 RxBX » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:18 pm

docchevron wrote:Camshaft circular disc?
Whats one of them then??
..that_ I thought exactly that too Chris, when I first read the post.

I'm only guessing at Matt's Technical Description, being that his BX is an oil burner that he's trying to describe that it's the exposed drive pulley fitted to the end of the camshaft (which drives the HP pump), whose retaining bolt was loose !

But I'm sure Matt will come along to clarify that ?

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Post by Defender110 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:40 pm

RxBX wrote:
I'm only guessing at Matt's Technical Description, being that his BX is an oil burner that he's trying to describe that it's the exposed drive pulley fitted to the end of the camshaft (which drives the HP pump), whose retaining bolt was loose !

But I'm sure Matt will come along to clarify that ?

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Yes he would have had this off last week when he replaced the oil seal?
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1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:05 pm

I well, that could be down to me I suppose :oops: