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Other Things to Consider??

Post by Adam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:31 pm

While i'm sorting the TZD and getting a general idea of prices, i've come across a few questions bearing in mind its done 163k and although the service book has 12 stamps in it, i'm not really sure what's been done.

1. Should I change the power steering filter?
2. Should I flush the intercooler?
3. As i'm going to flush the hudraulics are there any parts I should replace while it's drained? (front spheres look newish and perform well, i'm changing both the rear and accumulator)
4. I'm thinking of overhauling the FDV as per the artical in the forum, is this wise?

Thanks for all the help chaps!!! :D
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Post by docchevron » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:29 am

I never knew BX's had power steering filters! (my TD has no power stering at the mo!! Maybe thats why!!)
If the turbo works ok I'd leave the intercooler alone. They are very reliable anyway.
If the steering works and the FDV doesn't leak....Leave it till it does, again they are reliable.
Never hurts to change spheres as long as they actually need changing.
My TD has 414000miles on it and apart from the current lack of steering the hydraulics have always been 100% reliable.
Good luck with the car and enjoy!!
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Post by AndersDK » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:05 am

Adam -

When you mention power steering filter - what exactly do you mean then ?

There ARE in fact special filters for the power steering - but you dont go replace them just like that :shock:
These filters are located inside the pipe ports on the FDV (Flow Distribution Valve). This is the squarish device with 5 rigid pipes connected - and fitted to the g/b flange. 2 of the pipes connects to the PR (Pressure Regulator).
Its not excatly easy to remove this device - and dismantle it for renewal of these 2 micro cup filters. Lots more on the subject here :
http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2865

I have a feeling you mean the filters in the LHM reservoir. These you dont replace. But careful clean in petrol or engine cleaner.
These are the only regular filters in the hydraulic system.
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Post by Adam » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:08 am

When I was searching for prices, I came across a power steering filter, just thought i'd mention it cos i'd never heard of it being done. I want to get all jobs done at the same time so just after some advice. I've printed off the LHM cleaning and other DIY sections from this site, coupled with a Haynes manual there shouldn't be any problems. Many Thanks and sorry if I confused anyone, it's my limited knowledge coming through.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:30 pm

Have sent you an email Adam.
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Post by Adam » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:40 pm

Thanks Ian, much appreciated. :D
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Post by DLM » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:28 pm

Intercooler external hosedown (off-car, preferably) and internal de-oil are well worth it if the performance of a TD seems to have lost its pep. Only problem is finding solvent for internal degrease that evaporates enough to prevent horrendous backfires on startup after reassembly.

Degreased mine a year ago, stood intercooler in bright sunlight for a couple of afternoons, left for a couple of weeks, and still had a couple of backfires.
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Post by mnde » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:33 pm

Would it help if you also applied copious amounts of compressed air to aid evaporation?

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Post by DLM » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:34 pm

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3. As i'm going to flush the hudraulics are there any parts I should replace while it's drained? (front spheres look newish and perform well, i'm changing both the rear and accumulator)
Tighten the pump belt and fill LHM to a decent level first before trying anything. It can make a surprising difference to hydraulic function.

in general, if it's fixed (working), don't break it. Citraerobics, bounce tests (try to avoid dents caused by pushing down on wings) and checkout of height correctors by sitting/leaning on front/back will give assessment of condition.

BX DIY site has useful hydraulic and return pipe check, whioch should give indication of health for hydraulic components. Check Front strut return pips for deterioration though, as leaky struts voiding through a perished set of pipes can make a nasty mess that doesn't do the front braking any good.
Relying on two wheels and musclepower since the last BX (or any car) had to go.