MOT tomorrow

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MOT tomorrow

Post by Doz »

Hello all,

not had time to be about on here much ... conversion of my house into a building site, and back into a house again has taken up 110% of my time.

The BX has been of outstanding use lately. Trips to the tip with it full of rubble (I put a tarpaulin down first!) it has really come into it's own, and so much cheaper than skip hire :lol:

It's in for it's mot on monday, so of course I found it leaving a green puddle on the drive over the last two days :roll: :roll: , but it's only the T-piece on the N/s front return pipe , so I've replumbed it with B&Q bits and pieces. Fixed the no.plate lamp (broken tag) and re-hung the exhaust using my newly fabricated rear exhaust hanger (the original I'd welded twice and finally replaced it with some bolt-on stainless bits I procured from work :shock: )

Any idea how much LHM should be in this return pipe? Should I start planning to do a strut seal soon?

Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow at 10:30 ;)
Doz

2007 Citroen C1 (it's not a real Citroen)(With a complete set of wheel trims)
2006 C4 1.6VTR+ (Alloys no wheel trims)
1982 Mini HL (No wheel trims, no wheels)
1993 Kawasaki GPZ500

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Post by Doz »

... it failed

Welding (inner wing) a gaggle of niggley minor hydraulic leaks, a blowing exhaust and a tyre
Doz

2007 Citroen C1 (it's not a real Citroen)(With a complete set of wheel trims)
2006 C4 1.6VTR+ (Alloys no wheel trims)
1982 Mini HL (No wheel trims, no wheels)
1993 Kawasaki GPZ500

tim leech

Post by tim leech »

Usual bx then, never mind mate all fixbale Doz!

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Post by Doz »

... and after an age waiting for the correct front brake flexi's to arrive ... voila a new MOT :)
Doz

2007 Citroen C1 (it's not a real Citroen)(With a complete set of wheel trims)
2006 C4 1.6VTR+ (Alloys no wheel trims)
1982 Mini HL (No wheel trims, no wheels)
1993 Kawasaki GPZ500

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Philip Chidlow
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Hurrah!!!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by Doz »

Indeed ... damn it's nice to have it back :D :D

... Philip, you seem to have a problem with your avatar :shock: :roll: :roll:
Doz

2007 Citroen C1 (it's not a real Citroen)(With a complete set of wheel trims)
2006 C4 1.6VTR+ (Alloys no wheel trims)
1982 Mini HL (No wheel trims, no wheels)
1993 Kawasaki GPZ500

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Philip Chidlow
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Well, I don't have a BX at the moment.

But... a ZX isn't really right, I agree. Please note the change. :D 8)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Dammit. I'm changing mine to a photo of a ZX as soon as I can get out there in daylight with a camera! My avatar has always been a photo of my current car, and I really don't like seeing VTF over there un-bent reminding me of how nice he used to be.