Mulley's New 19TXD

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:14 pm

Fitted those 10w sidelight bulbs that Matt kindly found on the web, much improved over the older 5w one's :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 Mar 04, 2012 8:08 pm

Checked my tyre pressures on Saturday when i realised that the pressure was down to 9psi on the psgr side rear, thats when i spotted the screw in the tyre :x Then this morning the tyre was completely flat, so had to pump it up before heading off to work. Went to Kwick-Fit who are just round the corner from work & £21.50 later my tyre is fixed & now retains pressure...This is the 2nd time in 6mths that i've had a tyre pick something up :evil:
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 citroen7 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:54 pm

£21.50 to fix a puncture :shock: i had the very same thing last month and it cost me £8

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:48 pm

Yup, rather expensive tbh, but it was Sunday, and it was late in the day when i finished work, so i was stuffed for time & for money as well :(
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 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:06 am

That's nearly the price of a tyre :(
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:13 pm

Erm, not sure where you get your tyres from, but this one was £64, so well worth saving seeing as it was only a few months old.
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 Mar 11, 2012 8:44 pm

Sunday, lovely weather today, infact very warm i had to strip off :shock: :wink: :lol:

Paul296 kindly came over to continue his good work on rust removal & paint work on my TXD. In exchange for such quality workmanship i fitted new front brake pads & discs. It must be me, but they seemed to take bloody ages to do :lol:

The usual issues of them being rusted in & the metal slider bar on the driver side was an absolute beeeatch to get out. Once both sides were done i had a slight issue with getting the handbrake cables to fit into the lever, but a bit of thought & i manged to work out how to get them done with Paul's help. A quick blast up the road to check to make sure they stopped the car, saw a bit of a comedy of errors. As Paul was driving we could both hear a clonking sound, we both immediately thought driveshaft?

But no, i quickly realised, loose wheelbolts, which i'd forgotten to tighten up :oops: We parked up & then i realised that the wheel bolt removal tool that Paul had was the wrong boody size :lol: So i gingerly drove the car back to mine, & tightened them all up & out for another test drive which was a bit more succesful this time :D

Hope the brakes are fine mate?
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 Paul296 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:10 am

MULLEY wrote: Hope the brakes are fine mate?
Perfect (now the wheel bolts are tight! :D)

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:46 pm

Nice one :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 bx petrol auto saloon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:05 pm

Dear Mr Mulley.
That is a good way to get each others car done 8) I like that idea :)
Over the years, I have always removed wheel nuts with my power-
bar. Then always tighten them up with my torque-wrench, 75 lbs/ft for
steel wheels and 90 lbs/ft for alloys :wink:
I always put my torque-wrench in front of the front wheel, so as to
remind me to tighten the wheel nuts. and I have never left a wheel loose,
it is a good routine to get into :)
I hope this helps :wink:
All The Best.
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:40 pm

Hi Vince, seeing as i forgot to tighten them up, i'm probably just as likely to forget to put the wheel bolt tool nr the wheels as a reminder :oops: :lol:

Yes, its an ideal arrangement, we both get to have a good chat about cars, life etc...so its always entertaining, and we get to do some work on BX's & save each other a small fortune even if it does take us both a lot more time than the pro's would take.

But its always a satisfying feeling to sort out some jobs on someone else's car & then see the handiwork of someone else on your own & no cash exchange either, which is always a bonus in my book :D

We'll probably start doing a car parts swap shop next :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 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:33 pm

Last friday i swapped my winter tyres for my summer one's :D While the wheels were off, checked the brake pads & discs & all seemed fine, a reasonable amount of pad material left. They probably will need doing sometime this year, i'll wait until summertime to do them. Whilst i was looking, i cleaned up the brake caliper nipples of gunge etc..& used some penetrating fluid to help them come out easier hopefully when i tackle them later.

Also tackled some of the rusty bits on the doors & above the sills where the water ducts are (i think thats what they are?), managed to clean them all up & get some primer on them to stop them from re-rusting. Hopefully some more nice weather & i'll get to painting them.

Started using a bit of veg oil which i'd been stocking up on last year when it was on offer at 90p/l, which at the rate of diesel prices is nearly 60p/l cheaper :shock: Scary fuel prices, i'm either going to have to drive even slower to get more mpg or try something radical such as aero. Anyone tried filling in the shut lines Or fitting undertrays to the bottom of the car to reduce drag?

Tax is due at the end of March as well :x

£118.25 for 6mths or £215 for 12mths
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 Way2go » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:35 am

MULLEY wrote:
Tax is due at the end of March as well :x

£118.25 for 6mths or £215 for 12mths
Haven't they just put it up in the budget? Of course it may just apply from the 1st of April. :?
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:36 pm

Probably, however, mine is due before April, so i get it at the cheaper rate :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 Tim Leech » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Will you defy the norm and clean it again this year ready for the "X"? :wink:
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