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Re: Oil Burner

Post by KevR » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:38 pm

xjs36uk wrote:.the wife is getting not happy as the Merc won't get up the mountain to her work and the Rangey's still sick.
Can't she take the XT500....? :D
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:00 pm

You have an 87 3.0 litre Capri thought they stopped the 3.0l in 82 when the 2.8 took over? I would love a MK1 3.0 litre
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:12 pm

KevR wrote:
xjs36uk wrote:.the wife is getting not happy as the Merc won't get up the mountain to her work and the Rangey's still sick.
Can't she take the XT500....? :D
Unfortunately she: doesn't have a license (though she loves bikes too): doesn't like the XT and in Austria it's illegal to ride when there is snow on the road.
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87 Capri 3.0S
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91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
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86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
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93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE

83 Kawasaki GT750
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Defender110 wrote:You have an 87 3.0 litre Capri thought they stopped the 3.0l in 82 when the 2.8 took over? I would love a MK1 3.0 litre
It's an 87 1.6 laser that was professionally converted to a 3.0S some years back, with mild tuning (estimated about 180hp). A good friend gave it to me as a present, last year, when he decided to go back to blighty.
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91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
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93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE

83 Kawasaki GT750
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:30 pm

Lambda sensor now fitted.... (awaiting retest)
87 Capri 3.0S
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91 BX 1.6 IE Image (just sold)
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R

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93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:37 am

Bah, failed the emissions again with the new Lambda sensor fitted and then the ecu warning light came on, upon reading the codes it came up all induction sensors were faulty, which was the point I decided to leave it at the garage for them to locate the issue as it became a real issue with bringing the car to them and back here again each time I tried something. So anyways it turns out it was the catalytic converter which had burned out, so I was stuffed, A cat for a BX, no chance of me finding one myself (and I have looked far and wide) but the Garage could get one at a whopping 500€ (this left me feeling somewhat sick) but had to be done as I had no options left. Thankfully it did cure the issue and she got her test certificate, with only one advisory.... exhaust system 'mild rust' (amazing considering it's now a brand new system front to rear!!!).

The end result is she now looks (almost) and drives like new. So call me stupid, but I called the previous owner and he bought the car back from me, I offered it to him for what it cost me. How to make an old man happy, he cried when I took the car away and he cried when he got it back, it was the only brand new car he'd ever bought in his life and as I've discovered he only sold it because the Citroen dealer from where he bought the car new in 1991 told him that the rear spheres were not replaceable and it would cost 1000€ to replace the suspension units!!!!! So it was a short and fraught sojourn for me back into BX territory, but the end result feels fantastic and now despite him being 2 hours away from me, I am now his first contact for any repairs he may need in the future.

Going off today to look at a E280 4-Matic (I know, traitor) I need a 4 wheel drive and the Range Rover is going up for sale once the engine is rebuilt at which point I intend to get another CX.

I'm not leaving here though, still love the BX (not as much as the CX admittedly) and will keep supporting this wonderful community.
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91 BX 1.6 IE Image (just sold)
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by KevR » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:58 pm

xjs36uk wrote: in Austria it's illegal to ride when there is snow on the road.
Good job no one told me that when I tried to get over the Grossgluckner a couple of years back... Got as far as the tollbooths but the pass was closed so I had to take the train under the mountain into Slovenia instead. This was before it got properly snowy!
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87 XJS 3.6
91 BX 1.6 IE Image
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:33 pm

KevR wrote: Good job no one told me that when I tried to get over the Grossgluckner a couple of years back... Got as far as the tollbooths but the pass was closed so I had to take the train under the mountain into Slovenia instead. This was before it got properly snowy!
Ha typical, were only about 45 mins away from the Grossglockner and 10 mins from the Italian Border. You could have stayed here at our B&B
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87 Capri 3.0S
87 XJS 3.6
91 BX 1.6 IE Image (just sold)
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R

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Re: Oil Burner

Post by KevR » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:52 am

I'll remember that for next time! Can you send me details or a link?

And another question - are back in the UK much? At some point I need to send a vintage track bicycle to a friend near Matighofen and I don't want to post it!
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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My Cars: 87 Capri 3.0S
87 XJS 3.6
91 BX 1.6 IE Image
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by xjs36uk » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:44 am

Here's the link www.gasthofdorfwirt.wixsite.com/gasthofdorfwirt

Fortunately/unfortunately I don't go back to blighty if at all possible. I've only returned once 3 years ago for 1 day to pick up my ZX12-R.
87 Capri 3.0S
87 XJS 3.6
91 BX 1.6 IE Image (just sold)
91 W124 250D Kombi
93 Xantia Phase 1 1.9TD SX
93 XJ40 4.0 Sport
95 X300 3.2 Sport
97 LDV Convoy
99 P38 2.5DSE
99 E280 4-Matic Estate

83 Kawasaki GT750
85 Yamaha XT500 55W
86 H**da CBR500R
86 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
86 Kawasaki GTR1000
88 Kawasaki GTR1000
89 Kawasaki GPZ900R
90 Kawasaki ZZR1100C
00 Kawasaki ZX12R

If you cut me I bleed Green :mrgreen:
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Re: Oil Burner

Post by KevR » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:55 am

xjs36uk wrote:Here's the link http://www.gasthofdorfwirt.wixsite.com/gasthofdorfwirt

Fortunately/unfortunately I don't go back to blighty if at all possible. I've only returned once 3 years ago for 1 day to pick up my ZX12-R.
Don't blame you! I try and avoid it but I have to keep going back briefly for work (or more often to get a cheap flight somewhere for work).
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!