TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:47 pm

I know Tim, it's an important consideration. Obviously you know me well enough to know I meant no disrespect :wink:

Maybe get a TD engine in there one day even? :)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:58 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:I know Tim, it's an important consideration. Obviously you know me well enough to know I meant no disrespect :wink:

Maybe get a TD engine in there one day even? :)

Yes of course Phil :mrgreen: , converting it to TD power just wouldnt seem right, its always been just a lowly 1.8i, the engine and box themselves are in rude health, burns no oil and is lovely and quiet, just bloody french electrics!
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:15 pm

Tim, have you tried disconnecting the battery to force the ECU to re-boot. My Pug 407 used to have an intermittent fault with the cruise. Every time it reoccurred I'd disconnect the battery leave it for a few minutes and then do a "soft " re-boot of the ECU. Always did the trick 100%. Worth a try mate. Don't be despondent with it. :)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:17 pm

It would be worth giving Jim Eastment a ring and plugging the Lexia in. See if it throws up a fault code. Don't get rid of Henry! :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:22 pm

Its recently had a new battery so was disconnected, but I will give it a whirl thanks.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:27 pm

A "soft " reboot is thus:- lower drivers window, pop bonnet and disconnect battery. Leave a few minutes and reconnect battery. In thru drivers open window, ignition on[ but don't start engine ], then put sidelights on and leave for a couple of minutes. :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:18 pm

Well a crappy week has improved somewhat, I came home to find two cheques waiting for me, one I expected for £25 for some parts (thanks Eoin) and the other a refund from the tax man, which covers most of the cost of the paintwork on the DTR, oh and im off to Silverstone tomorrow to meet the F1 drivers on a works jolly!

Could be worse! :mrgreen:
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice when you get something back from HMRC isn't it? Put in a claim before we set off for the challenge. As a "mobile" worker I can claim for meal allowance after working a 10 hr shift, which I regularly do. Got £480 back as a reduced tax code. Result!! :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:28 pm

I got a letter from the taxman saying I had over paid by £350, i just expected a reduced tax code and that was that but there was another envelope which had a cheque in it!, Which couldnt have come at a better time....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:31 pm

Perhaps the taxman is a closet BX admirer!! :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by Defender110 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:48 pm

I was once sent a tax rebate for nearly £2000 for over paid tax, 4 years later they changed their mind and said it was an error and I needed to repay it. When I rang up and tried to find out what had gone wrong; I relised I wasn't going to get very far when the woman asked me if I still had the cheque to return? :shock: :? :roll:
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:07 pm

Tim, i'm going to be at Silverstone to watch the practice sessions :) Give me a bell on my mobile & we can meet up on the day?
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:07 am

Ok buddy, will do.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:06 pm

10 mile queues on the A43 to silverstone and flooded car parks if/when you get in , I'll watch it on the tele thanks
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Well a rather odd, day, highlight of it was this (yes I was guarding it, apologies for the poor picture, some Austrian race team bod took it)

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And the free entry to the redbull hospitality with free booze, food etc and a balcony about the pit lane wasnt bad either, sadly the rain was awful, the traffic terrible

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It took us 2.5 hours to do about 7 miles, after being stationary for a good two hours we abandoned the minibus and walked the last mile and a half (in the rain accross a field), apparently there had been 2 accidents that morning plus the A43 was closed to anything except Silverstone Traffic and by the looks of it people were getting lost, stuck in the mud or the gate staff were morons, or possibly all 3!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR