Mat's BX Blog

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:07 pm

I will own a v8 petrol one day! My v6 diesel sounds nice, especially under heavy headway!
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:50 pm

I have a 24 valve dohc 24 valve petrol and a 2.4 5 cylinder turbo petrol, both sound luverly
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I have a 24 valve dohc 24 valve petrol and a 2.4 5 cylinder turbo petrol, both sound luverly
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Post by Mothman » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:23 pm

Why you dont like diesels Mick, i cant understand!!

Your petrol motors cost you so much being so thirsty.

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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:26 pm

its all about the power Andy lol.
No seriously though we have had nothing but trouble with the diesels we have owned , the lucida spectacularly blew its head gasket and as for the kia...
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:32 pm

You've got to buy a good diesel engine'd car, perhaps an old xud ;)
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Post by Defender110 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:38 am

Mickey taker wrote:its all about the power Andy lol.
No seriously though we have had nothing but trouble with the diesels we have owned , the lucida spectacularly blew its head gasket and as for the kia...
It's not the engines, it's the cars :wink:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:24 am

My Disco is a four-pot Tdi and it's definitely the right engine choice. I quite like the agricultural noises it makes, though I'll readily concede that it doesn't sound even remotely as good as a V8. Neighbour has a TD5 and that sounds great. It seems very revvy too, whereas the Tdi is about done by 3000rpm. The complication of the TD5 puts me off though - especially the wiring loom that sits inside the engine (for the injectors), gets soaked in oil and either stops working, or allows oil to travel down its length and into the ECU, which promptly dies. My Tdi has a throttle cable. Much better!

The Lucida turbo diesel engine is a joke. Pops more head gaskets than a Rover K series, and can suffer cracked heads/blocks as well apparently. So much for Toyota reliability...

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Post by Defender110 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:35 am

Dollywobbler wrote: especially the wiring loom that sits inside the engine (for the injectors), gets soaked in oil and either stops working, or allows oil to travel down its length and into the ECU, which promptly dies. My Tdi has a throttle cable. Much better!.
This is very easily sorted if caught in advance,, simply a matter of cleaning off the top of the plug under the rocker cover and totally sealing the end where the wires enter with a suitable pu sealant. The initial misgivings of the reliability of the TD5 proved to be misfounded with it proving itself a very reliable engine (the first batch had oil pump sprocket problems)
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:50 am

My neighbour's TD5 has clocked up over 250,000 miles, so they're clearly not dreadful. They just have plenty of foibles!

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:07 pm

Friend wants to know if there is any Irish Draught in TC?
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Post by Des Smith » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:15 am

Caffrey's or Guinness? Wait a minute, I reckon TC is short for Tolly Cobbold. Must be a Shire....
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Post by DavidRutherford » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:32 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Neighbour has a TD5 and that sounds great. It seems very revvy too, whereas the Tdi is about done by 3000rpm. The complication of the TD5 puts me off though - especially the wiring loom that sits inside the engine (for the injectors), gets soaked in oil and either stops working, or allows oil to travel down its length and into the ECU, which promptly dies. My Tdi has a throttle cable. Much better!
I can see both sides of this. I have a Disco Td5 as a daily driver, and it's fairly revvy, certainly more revvy than the TDi, but nowhere near an XUD turbo. The in-head-loom is no worse than any other similar vehicle (the Td5 technology is essentially identical to VW's Pumpe Duse system). A minor modification to a new loom makes them very reliable. The engine electronics are fairly reliable, probably about as reliable as petrol injection engines of 10-15 years ago.

.. I can't talk too loudly, mine's off the road at the moment needing a clutch and (irritatingly) a DMF. Most stupid invention of the last 15 years! Need to find a solid conversion and a standard cushion-hub clutch.....
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:01 pm

these dmf's are ridiculous and the reason I didn't buy a Nissan pathfinder in the end, both my cars are auto mind you the Volvo v70 autobox can have its fair share of issues
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Des Smith » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:25 pm

I've caught up. DMF = dual mass flywheel. Now I can understand people getting hacked off with fancy engineering that's fragile, but isn't something that smooths out the power pulses a good idea in principle? I remember just about every Brit single and twin in the 70s disassembling itself due to vibration and anyone with a Yamaha SR500 would tell you how quickly a big single's power pulses destroys a chain.
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