TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:40 am

Paul296 wrote:
Caffiend wrote: It was a lovely day out with fabulous weather and excellent company
. . . and here is the aforementioned fabulous weather and good company - although the weather did threaten to spoil itself later much to Tim's annoyance.

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What's the bright light in the sky?
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 am

:D That's just the sun shining on the righteous
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:21 am

No MOT today now, I was unaware my colleague is on a days holiday so the chance of getting out to pick it up, fit the seat belt buckles and get it back here today will be zilch! So rebooked for Monday (my day off) where I can give it a thorough clean and do a few other bits to it.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Well the XM passed with no advisories. :D Glad the old girl didn't disgrace herself. N/S headlight aim high, but the tester let me fiddle with the bulb and passed it. Proper old school garage, they even had a 1960's willys jeep in for it's MOT, not everyday you see one of those. Apparently it was discovered rotting away in SE Asia ( Vietnam, basically ), shipped over to the UK and had a nut & bolt restoration. I've put a couple of pics of it up on Facebook. All in all a good day, the sun is even shining. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:46 pm

Arse, Mondays day off is now Wednesday as the gaffers also away, fecking work, have this Friday off though so will probably bring it down to work, clean it and leave it locked up in the valet bay until Monday.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Xemes » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:47 pm

Xemes wrote:
mds141 wrote:XM MOT tomorrow as well. [-o<
Don't worry Mark : i'm crossing my fingers :mrgreen:
mds141 wrote:Well the XM passed with no advisories. :D )
One more success =D> 8)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:45 pm

The MOT ( Control Technique ) tester was most amused when he opened the cinq porte and saw the extra glass screen!! :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Xemes » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:37 pm

:) the famous 13th :!:
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:36 pm

Another bx day, clay barred and hard waxed the tzi plus touched up the door shuts, adjusted the drivers door pin so it sits level and removed the door card to find what the rattle was, turns out the spring off the window mechanism was laying in the bottom of the door!.

With the assistance of my neighbour Peter (preacher) we did the strut return lubing exercise, they still groan.....

WTF is now in my garage ready for MOT, she looks luuurvly with the graphite speedlines (thanks Paul), the clutch drags and it feels like the 2nd choke on the carb isnt working as its lethargic!

Ive swopped the wheels from the GT to the DTR ready for the NEC, and now im knackered!
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 pm

I've splashed out today and bought a clay bar. Any tips Tim? Obviously wash the car first. It's a Autoglym one which comes with some lube :shock:
Could you not get Chevronics or Pleiades to refurb the struts? Mine used to make a groaning noise, despite lubing the struts it still did it. However after spraying the underside with waxoyl it went away, so I came to the conclusion it was in fact the front subframe mounts that were a bit dry. Worth a go IMHO. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Paul296 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Tim Leech wrote: WTF . . . she looks luuurvly with the graphite speedlines.
Got any pics?

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 pm

Not yet, its rather grubby after 12 months in storage.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:18 am

Washed, clay barred (not much came off) hardwaxed etc and its now in the car park at work (filthy again) ready for MOT.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:05 pm

MOT Pass no advisories! :D the washers had to be rigged up as water wouldnt get through the spindle, and when I tried to blast it out with the airline to no avial, then drill it out but then the bit snapped off inside! :roll: so I need a new wiper motor which is a shame as theres NO play in it.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:02 pm

Tim Leech wrote:MOT Pass no advisories! :D the washers had to be rigged up as water wouldnt get through the spindle, and when I tried to blast it out with the airline to no avial, then drill it out but then the bit snapped off inside! :roll: so I need a new wiper motor which is a shame as theres NO play in it.
Amazing what a crisp tenner in a MOT testers back pocket can achieve.;) In all seriousness, well done mate, nice feeling having a fresh ticket ain't it. :)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.