Mulley's New 19TXD

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Tim Leech
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:18 pm

Make sure your calipers are nice and tighly bolted on, I had a loose one on the GT and it flumuxed me for ages, was just a loose bolt.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:26 pm

Its not the calipers, its a suspension sounding clonking sound, so either another duff strut or something else....

Set off to the shops yesterday, bloody car was very slow at accelerating. Turns out because i could smell the brakes, the psgr side front caliper must have seized.

When i stopped te car the alloy wheel was very hot, oooops....Tried braking hard a few times by pumping the pedal to get it shifted, re-checked the alloy wheel on the return journey & it was its usual cold self. Sounds like an immenent caliper change (i think i may have a nice brand new spangly one in a box somewhere, lets hope its the side that i need).

So apart from all this botheration, car is fine :?
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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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:29 pm

My loose caliper sounded just like a droplink as it only clonked over bumps, which I replaced to no avail, was all sett to buy a new strut when we came upon it.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:46 pm

I'll keep it in mind when i get it over to my mechanic sometime next week. Never knowingly had that happen before, there's no way of knowing what is actually clonking. It doesnt sound good whatever it is....
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 Jan 18, 2009 12:42 am

Managed to change the oil, filter & fuel filter today before the weather changed for the worst. Oil had to last an extra 1k beyond the recommended service, so will catch up at its next service. Car is now showing 97k, which is still pretty low for a 17 year old diesel.
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 Jan 18, 2009 11:51 pm

Topped up the washer fluid, took the k&n air filter out, gave it a hoover as it was surprisingly dirty & popped it back in, nice & eco friendly :D Checked the tyre pressures, no pressure loss alround, bonus. Spotted a few rust spots, so will attack next weekend. Even had time to give the car a wash, i'd forgotten how white she is....
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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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:51 am

MULLEY wrote:Topped up the washer fluid, took the k&n air filter out, gave it a hoover as it was surprisingly dirty & popped it back in, nice & eco friendly :D Checked the tyre pressures, no pressure loss alround, bonus. Spotted a few rust spots, so will attack next weekend. Even had time to give the car a wash, i'd forgotten how white she is....
Will look even more white with a good t cut and polish matt!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:36 pm

Thats a very generous offer, let me know when you're popping round with your car cleaning stuff :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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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:54 pm

Will do, but it will cost ya!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:29 pm

A couple of cups of Tea, deal done :lol:

Red warning battery light came on today :cry: In the limted light of the cars headlights, it would appear that either the alternator belt has snapped, or has popped off, couldnt see it though. Seperate thread in technincal section to get some info to get the beast back on the road...

Typical, shitty weather coming in, & the only car with winter tyres is now buggered :x
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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Tim Leech
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Posts: 15096
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:12 pm

on yours matt a good machine polish (mop) to get all the grime off it and then keep a good coat of wax on her woudl work wonders.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 pm

I'll pop down sometime this summer when the weather is nicer & we'll have a go at getting the paintwork gleaming :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 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Alternator belt now fitted, can use the car again rather than getting the 25mpg that the mini does....

Mechanic couldnt find any fault with the suspension, so what the hell could be causing that knocking sound, deffo on the right hand side & only tends to make it when going over speed bumps a little bit quick & when turning left so that all the weight is over the front driver side wheel.

I'll give him a bell to see if he's got any other ideas, perhaps a loose caliper? another buggered strut (noise is the same when the other strut was fitted, however the ride is now better)? Could it be something wrong with the subframe? I'll update when i find out, damn annoying & a bit worrying at the same time, dont really want something to snap when i'm going round a corner...
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 04, 2009 11:06 pm

Another fine trip upto sunny Wakefield today to see Ken to see if he could spot where the clonking was coming from that my mechanic couldnt find.

Driver side subframe bolts, both were loose. So whilst tightening up the one in the footwell, it decide to snap. Apparently this is quite rare, well it is my car :lol: Luckily Ken had his trusty box of bits & bobs, so a replacment was found which worked a treat, so both nice & tight.

I didnt get a chance to go over any rough ground, so i'll report back if the clonking noise has finally dissapeared to see if that was just the issue or if theres something else.

I've already posted about the dodgy steering, the power steering seems to pulse & kinda comes on & off. So 1st port of call is to get rid of the old lhm, clean out the lhm tank & filters & replace with hydraincage to see if that can clear out any further crap in the system. Hopefully this will sort out the steering & clean the fdv which may be the fault.

Hopefully will change to my summer tyres, still running my Debica's, so dont want to wear them out with the warmer temperatures.
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 mountainmanUK » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:43 am

I've already posted about the dodgy steering, the power steering seems to pulse & kinda comes on & off. So 1st port of call is to get rid of the old lhm, clean out the lhm tank & filters & replace with hydraincage to see if that can clear out any further crap in the system. Hopefully this will sort out the steering & clean the fdv which may be the fault.
Worked a treat on Monica's steering matey! :D