What did you do with your BX today ?

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What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by Pcheaven »

Today was a good day.
  • Resolved the issue with low idle speed on a cold start
  • Ordered some LHM fluid, as I am a little low
  • Started my search for some LHM flushing fluid and to find somewhere local to change my cam belt etc
  • Ordered a snow foam attachment for my Pressure washer
  • Dug out my old socket and spanner set, together with some jump leads. Deposited them in the boot !
Went for a nice drive in a lovely, though very dirty car.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by Dave_16v »

Gave the battery a quick top up charge. Always wondered why there wasn't a "What did you do?" thread.
Now there is.👍


Snow foaming a BX [-X
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Dave_16v wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:34 pm
Gave the battery a quick top up charge. Always wondered why there wasn't a "What did you do?" thread.
Now there is.👍


Snow foaming a BX 😳 [-X
full disclosure - I stole this idea from a Freelander 2 forum years ago - zero kudos to me :(
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Dave_16v
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by Dave_16v »

Pcheaven wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:37 pm


full disclosure - I stole this idea from a Freelander 2 forum years ago - zero kudos to me :(
There is one on most forums. 😉
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Nothing. I haven't even been in the garage today. There's so much s##t in there I'm not even contemplating doing anything to the bx until the skip comes and I can claim my space back.
I did have some new tyres fitted on my van today if that counts.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by white exec »

Went shopping - again.
Picked up some coolant hose for the fitting of an expansion tank.
Took a welcome phone call from home: we both have Covid innoc at 0800 this coming Friday! \:D/

Enjoyed the morning out - a great car to drive.
Chris

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"Dug out my old socket and spanner set, together with some jump leads, Deposited them in the boot.

Expecting problems on your drive out?
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by Pcheaven »

Owning and driving a 30 year old car is pretty much like owning a listed house. Just because you live in it dosnt mean stuff ain’t broke, and isn’t getting ready to bite you in the arse very soon.

So yes. I am expecting trouble. Just hoping it’s minor :)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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In the 12yrs I used my t/d as a daily driver it only never got me home twice, once when the alternator went at Charing Cross Hospital London, and second when the ignition barrel fell apart just a few miles from home, limped it home a few times on a slipping clutch and a broken rear brake pipe, I don't think that's bad in 200k's.
Hail the reliability of the xud engine.
I really must make the effort to get it back on the road this year.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
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Closest I'll come to a BX for a while, washed it :)

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Moaned about not having enough time and too many cars! Thats about it
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Looked at it on the door camera from miles away....
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

rutter123
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

Post by rutter123 »

You can't have too many cars Tim. You just need a much bigger garage.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability

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Walked by mine to put the bin back...
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Post by Jaba »

Thought about mine in the garage. I need to check it over for an MOT to be able to use it again but it felt too chilly today to go out and play. Also I need to fit a new front exhaust pipe I bought from Germany last year before Brexit made that sort of purchase economically unviable. Thank you Boris.
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