Progress on 17 RD D526 WCW

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Progress on 17 RD D526 WCW

Post by jrdpod » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:18 pm

I 've renewed the gearbox oil, and adjusted the clutch linkage, and the gearchange is a vast improvement.
I won't need to renew my diesel top air intake hose, because it isn't perished. The reason it was imploding on acceloration was due to a blocked air filter element. This has all now been sorted.

My next jobs are to renew a glowplug, change the drivers door, and some welding in the boot area. The washer also needs attention.

MOT's due in mid March. Last year, car passed with flying colours, only needing a stop light bulb.

Engine is still going strong at 266K.

Considering the lack of care this car received, before I got hold of it, it is doing well!

Once again, many thanks to all fellow BXers who have responded to my postings/queries.

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Post by tom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:56 pm

I bet the change of element made a huge difference to the idle speed and MPG then!
Vive les UX.

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Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:20 pm

266000 thats has got to be the highest mileage BX in the club? (current)

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Post by docchevron » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:21 am

Fraid not Tim, My TD's heading for half a million.
Although theres very little left of the original car! :lol:

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Post by BX Bandit » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:58 am

Just like Triggers Brush then Chevronic Doctor!! :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Post by tim leech » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:56 am

docchevron1472 wrote:Fraid not Tim, My TD's heading for half a million.
Although theres very little left of the original car! :lol:

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:D Show off!, mind you is that a original car or hass it been rebuilt.

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Post by docchevron » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:46 pm

Well, er, the inner wings, most of the floor pan, the roof and pillars are original.
The interior, engine, gearbox, most of the running components have either been replaced or rebuilt, so......
It's not even registered as a Citroen anymore.. After it was written off a few years ago, I had to get SVA on it and it's now classed as a kit car built by me!!

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Post by tim leech » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:21 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:Well, er, the inner wings, most of the floor pan, the roof and pillars are original.
The interior, engine, gearbox, most of the running components have either been replaced or rebuilt, so......
It's not even registered as a Citroen anymore.. After it was written off a few years ago, I had to get SVA on it and it's now classed as a kit car built by me!!

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I think you will find that doesnt count then Chris lol

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Post by docchevron » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:47 am

hhmm, it still has the chevrons it left the factory with.... Does that count??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by tim leech » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:17 am

Err no, lol

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Post by docchevron » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:03 pm

:cry: :cry:

Oh well.........

*cries*

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Post by tim leech » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:58 pm

I would class original as in as it left the factory except for tyres, battery exhaust, clutch brakes and possibly stereo and consumables. Only car I have that fits that description is the Xantia which aint doing bad on 131k on its original Clutch.

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Post by docchevron » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 pm

But.....er......its..........a..........xantia! :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll:


























*Sorry Tim, I just couldn't resist, I know, I'm evil....Sorry :wink:

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