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tzd
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I CAN'T believe it

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Got my Tzd fixed up with a bumper last week after it was rear ended ( thank you Andy), I took my TZD to London for a five day break, it drove there beautifully. On the way back I was near Chester, just about to get onto the M53 when I thought I'm loosing power, my foot was to the floor and I'm slowing down ??? my accelerator was feeling as though it was at a funny angle so I slipped my shoe off and felt for the accelerator and found out that the pedal box has snapped at the point where the accelerator connects to the box.
I managed to limp home by wrapping my toes around the accelerator and pulling the cable (not recommended) with my toes.
I shall take the box out tomorow and take it to a garage that I know locally who will weld it back into shape.
These things are sent to try us !!!

Kev

P.S. when I get it out I will photograph it and post it here.

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they are a known thing for cracks. have never seen one fail yet though.

i have a spare one for when i find those sorts of things. ready to go.
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This used to happen a lot, we use to weld an L shaped bracket to the inside of the pedal box to strengthen the part that supports the throttle pedal

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I managed to limp home by wrapping my toes around the accelerator and pulling the cable (not recommended) with my toes.
:lol: At least you made it home and didn't have to get recovered!
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I'm glad I managed to limp home because what was on the door mat ? my renewal for my breakdown cover.
£106 for my 2 BX'S, full recovery, and home start from tesco.
It isn't just a car it is a BX and it's my BX. Long live the BX.

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Try autoaid for £35 for the year, it insures you & another person in any car.
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I promised I would post a picture of my split pedal box, well here it is after I got it out and did a bit of a clean up job on it ready for welding,Image
It isn't just a car it is a BX and it's my BX. Long live the BX.