Mulley's New 19TXD

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Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:03 pm

Was fed up last night & saw this on e-bay, thought, well i need a car until i can get the other 2 on the road so thought i would have a punt.

Fetched her today, she's a beauty, feels well solid, no creaks or groans, drives ultra smooth, bargain.....& less than 79k on the clock, previous owner was a gent aged 95 & driven regularly by 87 year old wife.

Son was selling on behalf of mum & dad, very nice couple & son.

Very little needs doing, stereo is dead & central locking doesnt work, neads rear wiper blade & thats it for the time being. Hoping that its just a fuse to bring back the electricals above.

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Post by tim leech » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:05 pm

You see the bug is biting more and more people, well done there matey, do you mind if I ask you how much it was? Asides the naff wheetrims it looks smart, I have 3 TZ "Z" style you can have if you can get a forth for it!

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:07 pm

Nice one :D

That's the thing about n/a 19d's, they may not be as much fun as TD's and Gti's to drive, but there is still some really nice examples out there and they're usually ultra reliable.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:48 pm

Looks a nice one Mulley.Ignore Tim,we all know about his wheeltrim fetish :roll: I think it looks fine
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Post by tim leech » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:59 pm

BOO I was gonna say he can have them for nowt!

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:59 pm

I paid £260 for the car then had to pay for the tax on top, got one of those short term insurance deals so that i could drive it today for just £9.45.

Not bothered about the wheeltrims to be honest, just want this one to be reliable & needing zero work to keep her going, whilst i get the other 2 on the road. Got to say, even though there's no power, she feels superb on the road, better than the other 2.

Got a steel bonnet as well, how do i know what type of pump she has i.e lucas, rotodiesel or bosch? I had a look but couldnt see any name, there was a model number i think?

Interior is mint, just needs a slight odour removing with my trusty vax & she will be even better. Its black veour with the white pinstripe, very nice. Back seats look as though they've never been sat on, apart from their dog, i think thats what the slightly musty smell may be. Boot is just as clean, shame they didnt keep all the paperwork, they chucked it as they have just moved.....

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Post by docchevron » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:03 pm

Very nice mate! Not bad at all.

It's most likely to have a Bosch pump, nearly all the N/A's were.

Any chance of a pic?

BTW, rotodiesel and Lucas are the same thing!
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:05 pm

Aha, didnt realise Doc, will have to take photo tomorrow. Cheers for the offer of the Trims Tim, but who has that 4th one???

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Post by docchevron » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:09 pm

It probably fell off!!!
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:27 pm

tim leech wrote:BOO I was gonna say he can have them for nowt!
Sorry Mulley,mate,looks like I've cost you a few quid :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Post by tim leech » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:34 pm

Im sure theres some knovcking about, never mind!

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Post by cavmad » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:13 pm

Nice one Mulley, looks like a cracker.
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Post by tim leech » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:23 pm

Its nice to have a BX that you drive and not worry about anything, my TXs is like that, not fast but everything works!

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:30 pm

Doc - i rechecked the pump & it is a Bosch, so may try putting in some of Tesco's finest rapeseed oil to reduce outgoings on fuel :wink:.

Managed to get the stereo to life (dont know the code!!!) & central locking now works, hurrah....also topped up lhm & changed rear wiper blade.

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:55 pm

Gave the car a thorough clean inside & out, used my vax wet hoover again, christ, i thought this car was clean...nope, brown water again. At least she now smells nicer, no more old dog...

Changed the air filter & she now has a bit more go, not a lot but every little helps. Mileage so far is 240 & the guage says its used a quarter of a tank, not sure how accurate the thing is, will know when it drops to zero & i fill her back up, but i'm hoping for over 50mpg....& i havent used any chip oil yet either....