What did you do with your BX today ?

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Knobs off, bulbs in. :idea: :idea:
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i actually drove the DTR! parked it up for a few months and got the Sd1 out...
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Do tell more about the SD1, Tim.
My last Rover was a P6 3500S, which I fitted with an SD1 5-speed 'box.
James Taylor's Rover SD1: The Full Story is sitting on the shelf...

Two BX excursions today, the second one to collect a receiver-dryer and PAO68 oil for the A/C. R134a adaptors arrived this morning.
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Gave the BX a quick wipe down and went for a 45minute spin.

Despite not knowing about the cam belt history.!!!
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BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Dropped it off for a cam belt change and a bit of fettling on a few small items. Then off to Chevronics to collect new front Spheres. Back home now. Cupo of tea time.

Tunbridge Wells --> Fareham --> Hitchin --> Tunbridge Wells. approx 291 miles

Lots of driving, though in a hired Toyota C-HR. Which is surprisingly good.

Good enough in fact to tempt me to pop to the Lexus dealer tomorrow to see what SUV Hybrid offerings they have.......
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Toyota/Lexus hybrid?? You won't get far with that, on battery power!
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60+mpg today on mostly motorway.
It does much better around town.

Not too shabby.

Though nothing like my old I Pace first edition.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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I started replacing the rear speakers in mine over the weekend. They've been vibrating for ages, so I've had to make some new ones fit.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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David wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:40 pm
I started replacing the rear speakers in mine over the weekend. They've been vibrating for ages, so I've had to make some new ones fit.
I thought the vibration is what makes sound 😂
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Yeah the rear speakers are rubbish all mine have turned to dust so I just nipped the cables under the back seat to stop them rattling. Thinking of fitting some tweeters in place of and a flat driver somewhere in the back
They are a strange size like 2 1/4 inch
What size did u find to fit?
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The rear speakers are very small - effectively just upper-mid tone/tweeters.
They just conceivably improve the stereo image in the back seat. Front four do the donkey work.

BX yesterday took us both up through the mountains to a favourite restaurant - a birthday :-({|= lunch.
Today, some local shopping.
A true daily!
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Cam belt, tensioner and water pump changed today
New front spheres installed

Much better.

Rear spheres ordered

Need to find a bottom hose now. So many to choose from.
( which runs on cam belt side) it’s been rubbing. Possible a common occurrence.

Wish I had my Haynes handy
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Pcheaven wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:07 pm
David wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:40 pm
I started replacing the rear speakers in mine over the weekend. They've been vibrating for ages, so I've had to make some new ones fit.
I thought the vibration is what makes sound 😂
Generally yes; vibrations are what make sound, but the noise that was coming from them speakers wasn't audible, it was just vibrating, rattling & crackling.
rutter123 wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:13 pm
Yeah the rear speakers are rubbish all mine have turned to dust so I just nipped the cables under the back seat to stop them rattling. Thinking of fitting some tweeters in place of and a flat driver somewhere in the back
They are a strange size like 2 1/4 inch
What size did u find to fit?
Mine had completely disintegrated too. I don't think they were that great even before they turned to dust.

The ones that I've fitted are out of an old house hifi system; they're 2" I believe, so smaller than the original ones, but they fit nicely in the original brackets all the same. Here's a picture of one so you can see how it fits.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Left it at home, for a change.
Gave the XM a good run up to our favourite Kashmiri restaurant tonight, about 50 minutes away.
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Lots of driving around. It’s my daily driver now it’s had the cam belt changed.
Spent half an hour looking for the correct part number for the bottom hose. Lots of conflicting information. Will continue the search next week.

Installed my new standalone apple play display. It works perfectly. Now need better speakers. 30yr old factory ones are well past it.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose