Spain, the car survived!

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Wooscary
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Spain, the car survived!

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Got back from two and a half weeks driving round France and Spain.

Only real problem being that there must be a bit of an issue with the near side front caliper as it chewed through a brake pad on day two. Pretty annoying, but could have been worse certainly.

I spotted at least 30 BXs, mainly in Spain, 40000000 Xantias, 1 DS, 1 CX, hundreds of 2CVs and several AX GTs.

A few photographs:

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IMG_0872 by Wooscary, on Flickr

Towel rack/BX

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IMG_0875 by Wooscary, on Flickr

Looking small and dejected while I have a piss and figure out where to buy brake pads from.

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IMG_0888 by Wooscary, on Flickr

This place did the trick for a price. I picked up a trolley jack while I was at it too, couldn't be arsed pissing about.

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IMG_0934 by Wooscary, on Flickr

Pulled up behind this just as the guy was getting out, just over the Spanish border. He grinned and said "nice car".

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IMG_0936 by Wooscary, on Flickr

This one was a few feet away from the previous one, not sure what model etc as I was too busy trying to decide whether I wanted any illicit substances from a nice man.

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IMG_1169 by Wooscary, on Flickr

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IMG_1170 by Wooscary, on Flickr

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IMG_1205 by Wooscary, on Flickr

A yellow bridge.

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IMG_1242 by Wooscary, on Flickr

Hanging out in Logrono

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IMG_1256 by Wooscary, on Flickr

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IMG_1257 by Wooscary, on Flickr

A bit sorry looking, in the giant FREE carpark in Logrono, wow!

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IMG_1314 by Wooscary, on Flickr

These were everywhere and looking very shiny.

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IMG_1390 by Wooscary, on Flickr

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IMG_1392 by Wooscary, on Flickr

Odd one in Arnedillo, which is down the road from Enciso where there are some excelled dinosaur footprints.

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IMG_1506 by Wooscary, on Flickr

This guy was quite the poser.

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IMG_1534 by Wooscary, on Flickr

And a bit of foggy France for good measure.

Anyway, had an amazing time, totaled approx 3500 miles and bought a little bit of cheap beer also.

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Fantastic adventure by the look of it. Great pics, thanks 8)
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Post by toddao »

Looks like a good holiday. They seem to like their BXs in Spain - there's also quite an active BX Club but I don't really get the lingo.
I was too busy trying to decide whether I wanted any illicit substances from a nice man.
Isn't everything legal in Espana? And don't the police sell the best 'shit?' :D
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Post by Defender110 »

I bet this gives you a great sence of satisfaction with your BX purchase? Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Wooscary »

Cheers fellas. Yeah, it was a great time, I'm missing the food already. The heat less so.

Mileage now stands at 295519. Not too shabby.

Picked up a noise which sounded initially like a slightly holed exhaust, but which now sounds more wheel bearingish. Whipped the near side rear wheel off and the bearing cover is missing, the bearings look ok, plenty of grease. I don't see how lack of cover could be causing a noise though.